Nylon 12

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Nylon 12 is made by photonitrosation then polymerization of dodecalactam. Nylon 12 is similar in most properties to Nylon 11, but it has more stretch and resilience. Nylon 12 has low water absorption and good stability. It is used for packaging film, metal coatings, and injection molded plastics.

See also Nylon fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Rilsan® 12; polylaurylamide



Collection Risks

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

Other Properties

Burns with yellow-orange flame and blue smoke; smells of burnt horn. Tenacity = 3.8 g/denier (dry or wet); Elongation = 40%; Moisture regain = 2.2%

Melting Point 180-190
Density 1.01-1.04

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 553
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England