Nylon 6,6 Intermediates, Performance Surfaces and Materials
Manufactured from key nylon intermediates such as adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethylene diamine (HMD), Nylon 6,6 is a high tenacity fiber available in multiple yarn types and deniers. It originates in flake form, which is then melted and shaped for plastic applications, or extruded as fibers for yarn applications, including carpet, airbags, and outdoor equipment.
INVISTA offers a wide range of nylon 6,6 fiber types for use in industrial, textile, and interior applications. Nylon 6,6 is superior in many applications due to its outstanding dimensional stability, higher melting point, and more compact molecular structure. Nylon 6,6 fiber has exceptional dye wash-fastness and UV light-fastness, and excellent performance in high-speed weaving processes. INVISTA's nylon 6,6 fibers have extremely high quality levels and are used in many demanding applications such as automotive airbags.
Typical advantages of using nylon 6,6 include:
- Excellent abrasion resistance, resiliency, and chemical resistance
- Excellent wear resistance
- Blendability with other fibers, including cotton, wool, and LYCRA® fiber
- UV and heat resistance
- Uniformity of properties