Nylon 6T is made by polymerizing hexamethylene diamine with terephthalic acid. Nylon 6T is similar in most properties to nylon 6 and 6,6, but it has a higher melting point and greater density. Nylon 6T also has good heat resistance and resistance to stretch. It is most often used as a precursor for producing aramid fibers.
See Nylon fiber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Moisture regain = 4.5%
- Melting Point = 370 C
- Density = 1.21 g/ml
Resources and Citations
- Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986, p. 135.
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984, p.324.