Polyamides are polymers which contain repeating amide, -CO-NH-, linkages. Proteins are examples of naturally occurring polyamides. Polyamides are classified into two categories. Aliphatic polyamides, known as nylons, and aromatic polyamides, known as aramids.
Flexible pipes for oil and gas
Manufacture of clothing and carpets
Making threads, nets, ropes, and knitted garments
Filaments of brushes, electric insulators, hosiery, and zip fasteners
High impact resistance
Good dimensional stability
Barrier properties against oxygen, smells and oils