The solution found to problems with pure nylon fabric was to blend nylon with other existing fibers or polymers such as cottonpolyesterand spandex. The most common form of nylon is called Nylon 6,6, or Nylon 66, referring to the fact that the diamine hexamethylene diamine and the dicarboxylic acid adipic acid each contribute 6 carbon atoms to the polymer chain.
That concept never made it off the ground, but nylon still played its part in space history: Retrieved 27 January Nylon polymers have found significant commercial applications in fabric and fibers apparel, flooring and rubber reinforcementin shapes molded parts for cars, electrical equipment, etc.
A good name, except the fabric did run. Mass burns: When being molded, nylon must be dried to prevent hydrolysis in the molding machine barrel since water at high temperatures can also degrade the polymer.