Use of Nylon Fiber

Nylon is a man-made filament fiber. Due to its certain properties, nylon is widely used in making different products. There are numerous uses of nylon fiber. 

In this article, I have shared a few applications of nylon filament (fibre and fabrics) for industrial uses and domestic uses.

Uses of Nylon Fiber

  1. Nylon is used for making machine parts like conveyor belts and seat belts,
  2. Nylon is used in technical textiles like flak jackets
  3. Nylon fabric is used in making parachutes and making airbags for cars
  4. Nylon yarns are used for making webbings that are used in bags and backpack manufacturing.
  5. Nylon yarn and filament are used for making fishing nets, mosquito nets, and ropes. The ropes are later used for many purposes.
  6. Tarpaulins sheets and tents are made of Nylon material,
  7. Another commonly used nylon fiber is sewing thread and ropes.
  8. Nylon fabrics are also preferred in women's intimate wear due to their fine denier, smooth feel, and durable texture.
  9. Nylon fabric is used in making activewear apparel – like sportswear t-shirts, shorts, jogging pants, shoes, etc. Another item in sports is the Nylon Speed Training Parachute.
  10. Nylon fabric is used in - making shopping bags (a very common bag found in rural areas), backpacks, umbrellas, camera cases, swimsuits, socks, gloves, hats, luggage, etc.

Application of Nylon fabric
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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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