Introduction of Nylon
There are many varieties of nylon, including nylon 6, nylon 66, nylon 11, and nylon 610. The most important ones are nylon 66 and nylon 6. It has high strength, high abrasion resistance and good resilience. And it can be purely spun and blended for various clothing and knitwear.
Classification of Nylon
We can divide nylon fabrics into three categories: pure nylon fabrics, nylon staple fiber blended fabrics, covered nylon filaments and interwoven fabrics.
1.Pure Nylon fabric
We use nylon filament or nylon staple yarn as raw materials to weave pure nylon fabric.
(1) Nylon Filament Fabric
Nylon filament fabrics, such as nylon taffeta, nylon crepe, etc. It has the characteristics of smooth hand feeling, firmness and durability, and moderate price. Nylon taffeta is mostly used for light clothing, down jackets or raincoat cloth. While nylon crepe is suitable for summer dresses, spring and autumn sweaters and so on.
(2) Nylon Staple Fiber Fabric
Nylon staple fiber fabric is favored by many casual clothes manufacture. It has good moisture absorption, excellent abrasion resistance and high wearing comfort. So we can use it as casual pants, shirts, etc.
2.Nylon Blended Fabrics
We blend nylon staple fiber with other fibers to make nylon blended fabrics.
The fabrics formed by these multiple fibers have the characteristics of each fiber. Different fibers complement each other to make the fabric more practical. For example, we use 15% nylon and 85% viscose blended into yarn to make viscose&nylon gabardine. This fabric has the characteristics of thick texture, toughness and durability.
3.Nylon Filament-covered Fabric
We combine spun yarn and filament to make nylon filament-covered core-spun fabric and interwoven fabric.
Nylon core-spun and interwoven fabrics are new types of fabrics developed in the past two years. We use nylon filament single and double core-spun technology and interweave a variety of differentiated yarns or filaments. The fabric is soft and elastic, smooth and plump. It has a certain 3D three-dimensional and segmental dyeing effect. Meanwhile, it has the characteristics of waterproof and breathable, anti-wrinkle and warmth. Moreover, it’s non-ironing, moisture absorption and quick drying, and not easy to deform. So it is a high-end garment fabric that is firm, wear-resistant, smooth and easy to care. It’s also unique in style and strong in fashion.
Current Situation of Nylon
With the improvement of living standards, people have higher requirements for the comfort of clothing, especially military fabrics. Military fabrics is not only comfortable to wear, but also require high strength and abrasion resistance. So Nylon has become the first choice for military fabrics because of its incomparable advantages.
Due to the unique characteristics of nylon fabric, it is also the best choice for sportswear, swimwear and fitness clothing. Besides,we use nylon fabric to make down jackets, mountaineering clothing and decorations. Furthermore, nylon is widely used in industries such as cord fabrics, transmission belts, hoses, ropes, fishing nets, tires, parachutes, etc.