Nylon is a generic name for a group of thermoplastic polyamides. Nylon is a thermoplastic that was first used for the bristles of a toothbrush. There are many different types of nylon. Nylon is tough, strong, impact resistant, abrasion resistant, and is machined easily. Nylon is found in women’s stockings, parachutes, fabrics, bridal veils, carpets, musical strings, and rope.

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