Nylon fiber is durable, strong and a popular choice for webbing, straps, tapes and belts.
Nylon is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long chain synthetic polyamide having recurring amide groups (-NH-CO-).
Nylon properties include:
|Tenacity (g/denier)||4.0 - 7.2|
|Elongation at break (%)||17 - 45|
|Shrinkage at 177°C (%)||<1.0|
|Melting point (°F)||419 to 430|
|In flame||Burns slowly; melts and drips|
|Chemical resistance||Resists weak acids, inert to alkalis. Hydrolyzed by strong acids|
|Specific gravity (g/cc)||1.14|
|Moisture regain (%)||2.8 - 5.0|