|Nylon Nylon 6,6 Nylon 6,6 unit|
|Electrical conductivity (σ)||10−12 S/m|
|Thermal conductivity||0.25 W/(m·K)|
|Melting point||463–624 K|
Nylon makes a silky material which was first used in toothbrushes. It is strong, hard and water resistant. It is used to make clothes. In fact, polyamides are most used for synthetic fibres in clothing. Nylon can also be used to make other materials, such as parachutes, ropes, string for tyres, carpets, fishing nets and cloth and socks.