First produced in 1935, Nylon is one of the most common plastics in the world and has been used to create everything from clothes and parachutes to food packaging and guitar strings. Nylon can also be used in conjunction with other materials, such as glass and carbon fibre, as its wide range of qualities are often beneficial, but sadly lacking from the materials that it teams up with.
Nylon 6 & Nylon 6.6As a thermoplastic, when heated nylon will become soft and malleable, allowing it to be reshaped and repurposed should the need arise; giving it some degree of re-usability and recyclability. However because Nylon is so long-lasting and because its uses are so wide and varied, its low recycling potential is not as much of as issue as some other plastics – in fact because of its longevity the carbon footprint produced by manufacturing nylon is lower than the processing of wool.Other properties of nylon include an impressively high resilience to heat, abrasion resistance, infrared transparency, slow moisture absorption, thermal resistance, and impact resistance. We offer two types of nylon material on Cut Plastic Sheeting, Nylon 6 and Nylon 6.6. Both materials have relatively similar properties, however Nylon 6.6 has greater heat, sunlight and abrasion resistance, where as Nylon 6 is easier to colour or dye, and has a greater resistance to forceful impacts.
Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.
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