Americhem Color Masterbatch Technology for Nylon Applications

Americhem offers a complete line of custom-formulated nylon-grade products, all of which can be combined with reinforcements, filler, and impact modifiers to meet the most demanding nylon applications. Get your nylon manufacturing questions answered here and learn how we can engineer a custom nylon solution that meets and enhances your product’s performance requirements.

What is Nylon?

Nylon refers to a group of synthetic polyamides made of large molecules with repeating units linked by amide bonds. The silk-like thermoplastic material is polymerized in different molecular structures described by the length of the backbone carbon chain, and the position of the functional groups on the backbone. Nylon 6 and nylon 66 are among the most common types of nylon. Nylon variants provide a range of mechanical properties with specific melting points, gravity and moisture content.

While Nylon is lightweight, it demonstrates high tensile and compressive strength, durability, chemical resistance, moisture resistance, impact strength and wear resistance. Since it’s a synthetic plastic, nylon also withstands the attack of mold, insects and fungi.

The Americhem Advantage in Nylon

Americhem offers a wide range of products from highly loaded functional masterbatches to single pigment dispersions in most types of nylon. Our high quality dispersion technology allows for ease of processing in fine fiber and thin film applications. Americhem’s expertise and experience can help streamline your process and take your nylon products to the next level.

WHAT IS NYLON MADE OF?

Most nylon is made from naturally occurring, carbon-based chemicals such as coal or petroleum. It is produced through the process of condensation polymerization in a high-pressure, heated environment. It is also possible to make nylon from renewable plant-based materials through fermentation processes. Bio-nylon producers support the scaling of sustainable and biodegradable components across an array of markets.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NYLON?

Nylon’s unique qualities make it a popular material of choice for mass-market consumer and industrial products. While different types of nylon will exhibit similar characteristics, their degree of processing ease and end-use performance will vary according to their molecular structure. Nylon offers many significant advantages and very few disadvantages.

NYLON ADVANTAGES
  • Smooth, lustrous appearance
  • Exceptional strength
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Easy to wash
  • Resists wear
  • Resists chemical damage
  • Resists shrinkage and wrinkles
  • Low coefficients of friction
  • Can be pre-colored with even dispersion of pigments
  • Stretch and pleat retentive
  • Low moisture absorbency (fast-drying, moisture-wicking)
  • Good insulating properties
  • Impact resistant
NYLON DISADVANTAGES
  • Heat and UV sensitive
  • High static electric charge
Commercial and residential carpet
Apparel
Tarps & awnings
Watch bands
Under-the-hood automotive
Turf
Tool housings
Industrial
Electrical Components
NYLON MATERIAL OFFERINGS

These Nylon material performances can be custom developed for extrusion, injection molding, fiber spinning, and cast film.

  • PA6
  • PA66
  • PA610
  • PA612
  • PA11
  • PA12
  • Amorphous
  • PA66PA6I
Reinforcing fillers
Carbon blacks
Whites
Single pigment dispersions
Custom colors
Functional additives
Lubricated
Thermally Conductive
Electrically Active
High Specific Gravity
Learn More about Nylon Synthetic Fibers

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