A manufactured fiber prepared from polymers containing a urea group in the repeating unit. Polyurea was first manufactured in the 1940's. By 1958, small amounts were being commercially produced in Japan and sold as Urylon. However, the process is expensive and the fiber has not been widely used. Polyurea fibers are similar to nylon and have good resistance to solvents, acids, sunlight and insects. It is used primarily in fishing lines, nets, and ropes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Urylon [Toyo Koatsu Industries]
Resistant to acids, alkalis and most organic solvents. Fiber is smooth. Cross section is circular. Tenacity = 4.5-5.5 g/denier; Elongation 15-20%; Moisture regain = 1.8%
|Molecular Weight||Softening pt = 205 C|
° G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984. p.707.
° Polyurea Development Association: Website
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England
- Website address 1 Comment: Polyurea Development Association at http://www.pda-online.org/ (Accessed Feb. 10, 2006)
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyurea (Accessed Feb. 10, 2006)