EPiC database - Nylon 66

This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Nylon 66 (nylon 6-6, nylon 6/6, or nylon 6,6) is a polyamide made from two monomers with six carbon atoms each. It has high mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat and chemical resistance.

Nylon 66 is synthesised by polycondensating hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid. The same amount of each monomere are mixed with water and crystallised to produce a nylon salt. The salt is polymerised and nylon 66 is formed. It can be extruded, granulated or spun into fibres.

Nylon 66 is mostly used as a sheet in construction, but also in rods, tubes, screws, washers, ropes and spacers.


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