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Is polyamide also name Nylon?
- Dec 18, 2017 -

We often asked by our clients, polyamide is also nylon? how it comes? what are the difference?


Nylon (Polyamide, referred to as PA) is a plastic made of polyamide resin.

Polyamide (PA), polyamide fiber commonly known as nylon (Nylon) or nylon, density 1.15 g / cm³, is the general term for the thermoplastic resin containing repeating amide groups - [NHCO] - in the main chain of the molecule. Including aliphatic PA, aliphatic-aromatic PA, and aromatic PA. 

Among them, aliphatic PA varieties, large output, widely used, named by the specific number of carbon atoms in the synthesis of the monomer.

A famous American chemist Carothers and his research team invented this material. 

It is with different name, it calls nylon for plastic puppose and calls Polymaide as fiber.