Nylon is a strong elastic synthetic fibre. Nylon is a generic name for a family of synthetic polymers called polyamides and was first made Feb. 28, 1935.
Nylon is a synthetic fabric that is made from oil. It was invented in 1930 to be an alternate fabric to silk, but wasn't quick in becoming part of the civilian market due to the war going on.
Nylon was created by Wallace Carothers at the Dupont Chemical Company, and they still make it there today. Nylon is praised for being light weight, strong, durable and being resistant to damages. It can be dyed with ease, so nylon is available in many different colours and used in many products.
Nylon fabric today is common all over the globe. It is the second most popular fabric used in the U.S. because it is versatile and simple to create. It also doesn't rot very easily, which is both good and bad. It is good for fabric makers, but bad for the environment since it ends up in landfills.
Nylon is made through a chemical reaction between adipoyl chloride and hexamethylene diamine. It is then formed into a thread form and stretched into long fibres. It is so strong that it was the favoured fabric to make things like parachutes and rope during the war. It has also been used in the making of bullet proof vests. It is so versatile that besides fabric, it has been used to make toothbrush bristles.
Nylon is well-known for nylon stockings, which were quite praised during the war, especially since nylon was in short supply except for military use. It can also be used to make girdles, tops, dresses, lingerie, windbreakers, curtains, curtains, dental floss and much more. It is truly an innovative and useful material.
Nylon is sometimes mixed with other fibres to make other types of fabric. For instance, if you combine cotton and nylon, it makes a very strong fabric that holds the shape, but is also soft to touch. It can also be woven into patterns and meet many different design needs.
Nylon is resistant to dirt, but when washed, it has to be done in cool water and dried in a low heat dryer or on a line as it is very susceptible to heat and could melt if put into a hot dryer. If the nylon is white, it should be washed with bleach to prevent yellowing.