Nylon 6,10

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A polymer formed from hexamethylene diamine and sebacic acid. Nylon 6,10 is similar in most properties to nylon 6 and 6,6, but it has a lower melting point and better resilience. Nylon 6,10 is most often used for paintbrushes, toothbrushes and molded plastic items.

See Nylon fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

sebacic nylon; Tynex [DuPont]; Brulon 255 [ICI]; Brulon 258 [ICI]; Brulon 259 [ICI]; Grayni [Slack Sales Co.]; Rhodiaceta [Rhodiaceta, France]

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Resistant to alkalis and most organic solvents.
  • Degraded by concentrated acids and phenol.
  • Burns with yellow-orange flame and blue smoke; smells of burnt horn.
  • Moisture regain = 2.6 %
  • Melting Point = 214 C
  • Density = 1.07-1.09 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
  • F. Kidd, Brushmaking Materials, British Brush Manufacturers, London, 1957

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