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Nylon Info

Nylon Properties and Information

Characteristics of Nylon

  • Poor
  • Excellent

  • Clarity
  • Moisture Barrier
  • Oxygen Barrier
  • Acid Resistance
  • Grease & Oil Resistance
  • Stiffness
  • Impact Resistance
  • Heat Resistance
  • Cold Resistance
  • Sunlight Resistance
  • Hydrocarbon Resistance
  • Base Resistance
  • Ketone Resistance
  • Oil Resistance

  • Excellent
  • Poor
  • Good
  • Poor
  • Excellent
  • Good to Excellent
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Excellent
  • Excellent
  • Excellent

Other Characteristics of Nylon

Nylon was first developed in 1928 by DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers. It is considered to be the first engineering thermoplastic and is excellent for machining. It has a very low coefficient of friction and is abrasion resistant. It has strong resistance to oils, but is severely attacked by solvents and acids.

  • Max Utilization Temperature: 210°F
  • Min Utilization Temperature: -94°F
  • Specific Gravity: 1.13
  • Tensile Strength: 5800 psi
  • Melting Point: 420°F

Nylon for Packaging

With excellent oil resistance properties, nylon could be a perfect material for your laboratory supplies. Nylon also has good heat resistance and is abrasion resistant.

Recycling Nylon Plastic

Nylon does not have its own recycling code, but can be recycled into many other products such as carpeting. Check with your local government to see if facilities exist. For more information regarding Nylon recycling see the Plastic Container Recycling Page .

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