Nylon is a synthetic thermoplastic polyamide fiber that was first developed by Dupont in 1938. It is a performance fiber that can be manufactured in both filament and staple form. There are multiple types of Nylon based on different molecular structure. With its high tensile properties, abrasion resistance, elasticity, and relatively high fiber strength, Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6 are often used to create products that require flexibility and durability in high traffic environments, such as commercial carpets.

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