Nylon 6T

Jump to navigation Jump to search


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

polyhexamethylene terephthalamide

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.