Nylon 8

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Nylon 8 is made by polymerizing capryl lactam to form polycaprylamide. Nylon 8 is similar in most properties to nylon 6, but it absorbs less water.

See Nylon fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms


Other Properties

Tenacity = 4.2 g/denier (dry); 4.1 (wet); Elongation = 38%; Moisture regain = 2.9%

Melting Point 200-205
Density 1.09

Additional Information

G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984, p.317.

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 Comment: p. 313

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