Nylon 7

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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

Other Properties

Tenacity = 4.2 g/denier (dry); 4.0 (wet); Elongation = 35%; Moisture regain = 2.9%

Melting Point 220-230
Density 1.10

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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