Nylon has become a popular knitting yarn. Among the various types of nylon yarn, the nylon 6 fibre is tough, possessing high tensile strength, as well as elasticity and lustre. It is wrinkle-proof and highly resistant to abrasion and chemicals such as acids and alkalis. It can absorb up to 2.4% of water, although this lowers tensile strength. Therefore, it’s good for clothing and industrial use on weaving, circular knitting, warp knitting and process of fancy yarn. All these features make nylon 6 yarn be a perfect knitting yarn for making swimsuit. As we all know, swimsuit needs to be tough and tensile strength at the same time.
Besides using for swimsuit, there are still a broad range of applications of nylon 6 for products requiring materials of high strength. For instance, it is widely used for gears, fittings, and bearings, in automotive industry for under-hood parts, and as a material for power tools housings. Nylon 6 is used as thread in bristles for toothbrushes, surgical sutures, and strings for acoustic and classical musical instruments, including guitars, sitars, violins, violas, and cellos. Moreover, it is also used in the manufacture of a large variety of threads, ropes, filaments, nets, and tire cords, as well as hosiery and knitted garments.