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Nylon fiber is durable, strong and a popular choice for webbing, straps, tapes and belts.

nylonNylon is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long chain synthetic polyamide having recurring amide groups (-NH-CO-).

Nylon properties include:
  • Excellent strength
  • Flexibility
  • Toughness
  • Elasticity
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Washable
  • Ease of drying
  • Moisture absorption
  • Insect & microbe resistant
  • Shoulder straps
  • Harness webbing
  • Chin straps
  • Helmet suspension
  • Binding tapes
  • Lap belts
  • Shock absorbing webbing

Technical Data

Tenacity (g/denier) 4.0 - 7.2
Elongation at break (%) 17 - 45
Shrinkage at 177°C (%) <1.0
Melting point (°F) 419 to 430
In flame Burns slowly; melts and drips
After flame Self-extinguishes
Chemical resistance Resists weak acids, inert to alkalis. Hydrolyzed by strong acids
Specific gravity (g/cc) 1.14
Moisture regain (%) 2.8 - 5.0
Disclaimer: Values are only a guide. Actual values depend on manufacturer and exact type of yarn. Please contact our engineering team for specific values as they relate to your application.

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the right product?

Cut your research time in half by
downloading our Webbing 101 Guide. Download eBook

Inside, we highlight topics such as:

  • Common Specifications: (Mil-Spec, PIA, & UL)
  • Fabrication Methods: (Braiding, Jacquard Loom, Shuttle Loom, etc.)
  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

Additional Resources

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