Nylon 7 is made by polymerizing heptanoamide. Nylon 7 is made in Russia under the name Enant. It is similar in most properties to nylon 6 and 6,6, but it is more stable in heat and sunlight. Nylon 7 also absorbs less water.
See Nylon fiber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Enant [Russia]; polyheptanoamide
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Tenacity = 4.2 g/denier (dry); 4.0 (wet)
- Elongation = 35%
- Moisture regain = 2.9%
- Melting Point = 220-230 C
- Density = 1.10 g/ml
Resources and Citations
- Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, p. 313