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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
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Tenacity = 4.8-5.0 g/denier
- Elongation = 20-28%
- Moisture regain = 4.1%
- Melting Point = 250-260 C
- Density = 1.13 g/ml
Resources and Citations
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England Comment: p. 311