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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
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Tenacity = 4.2 g/denier (dry); 4.1 (wet)
- Elongation = 38%
- Moisture regain = 2.9%
- Melting Point = 200-205 C
- Density = 1.09 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 Comment: p. 313