It is a synthetic polyamide, created by combining hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid. This is the most common variant of nylon used for engineering applications. It has a high melting temperature. However, it has no resistance against UV rays. It is stiff and resistant to wear and hydrocarbons. It is used in applications that require high strength, ductility, and chemical resistance.
Stiff • Resistant to wear and hydrocarbons • Light weight • Good mechanical strength