A synthetic polymer used in the manufacture of fibres.
- Used in engineering to make gears and bearings, the oily nature means that friction is reduced between moving parts made from nylon.
- Patented by Wallace Carothers, which he invented in 1934. Marketed by Du Pont in 1939.
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|Tensile strength||6E7 to 7E7||Nm-2||Clip|
|Youngs modulus||2E9 to 3.5E9||Nm-2||Clip|
|Specific heat capacity||1700||Jkg-1K-1||Clip|
|Thermal conductivity||0.2 to 0.25||Wm-1K-1||Clip|
See also: Adipic Acid.