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What is "Nylon" - Definition & Explanation

Synthetic fiber. nylon is usually blended with other fibers to make it one of the strongest upholstery fabrics. Nylon is very resilient; in a blend, it helps eliminate the crushing of napped fabrics such as velvet. It doesn't readily soil or wrinkle, but it does tend to fade and pill. Poor end-fiber wear, so not used in velvets. Often used in auto upholstery.
A generic term for the synthetic polyamide fibers. Olefin A manmade fiber composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene or other olefin units.
A manufactured fiber with extreme toughness, elasticity and strength.
Produced in 1938, the first completely synthetic fiber developed. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility. A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long chain synthetic polyamide.
Produced in 1938, the first completely synthetic fiber developed. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility.
The first completely synthetic fiber developed in 1938. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility.
Nylon is a synthetic polymer, a plastic. Nylon fibres are used to make many synthetic fabrics and women's stockings.
The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.
A man-made fiber, considered the strongest synthetic for upholstery fabric. Offering the best resistance to abrasion and soil: offers a cool soft feeling. Good cleanabilty characteristics.

Nylon Ingredients: A manufactured fiber in which the fiber fonning substance is a long chain synthetic polyamide in which is less than 85% of the amide.

A fiber of synthetic polyamide.
A strong tough elastic synthetic material.
The first completely synthetic fiber developed. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility.
Completely synthetic fiber known for his high strength, superior flexibility and excellent resilience.
Nylon is a durable synthetic fiber which also has good dyeing characteristics. Nylon yarns can can be solution dyed, skin dyed and/or space dyed.

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