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Properties of Nylon Fibres:


  • They are strong and tough fibres.
  • They have high tensile strength and good elasticity.
  • They have good abrasion resistance.
  • They are wrinkle-proof.
  • They are resistant to high temperatures.
  • They are inert towards acids, alkalies, solvents and chemical reagents.




Uses Of Nylon-6


  • To prepare garments
  • To prepare threads and ropes
  • To prepare fishing nets, tyre cords and surgical sutures.




Uses Of Nylon-6, 6


  • To prepare garments
  • To prepare bristles for tooth brushes
  • To prepare fishing nets, tyre cords and ropes.




Terylene (Dacron)


It is a polyester fibre.

Preparation of Terylene








Properties of Terylene


  • It is a shining fibre
  • It has excellent tensile strength and abrasion resistance
  • It is resistant to cold acids and alkalies
  • It is insoluble in common organic solvents
  • It has crease resistance
  • It is water repellent and has a glossy appearance.




Uses of Terylene


  • It is used in textile manufacturing
  • It can be blended with cotton to form terycot and with wool to form terywool
  • It is used to prepare garments
  • It is used to prepare filter cloth, belts and fishing nets.



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