Class 8 Chemistry Synthetic Fibers and Plastics Nylon

Nylon

  • This is the regarded as the first entirely synthetic fibre.
  • In 1931 this fibre was formulated from coal, water and air for the first time.
  • It refers to a clan of polymers called linear polyamides.
  • It is an elastic, light weighted and strong fibre with the characteristic of being very lustrous, semi lustrous or even dull.
  • This is a high tenacity fiber with good elasticity and is easy to wash.
  • This fibre finds use in a variety of purposes for instance, in making ropes, seatbelts, toothbrushes, sleeping bags, tents etc.

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