Nylon 5

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Nylon 5 is made by self polymerizing valerolactam. Nylon 5 has properties that are similar to nylon 6,6. It is a strong tough fiber that has low creep rates at high temperatures.

See Nylon fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms


Other Properties

Tenacity = 4.8-5.0 g/denier Elongation = 20-28% Moisture regain = 4.1%

Melting Point 250-260
Density 1.13

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England Comment: p. 311