Nylon 6 vs Nylon 6,6 Yarn | American Cord & Webbing

Nylon 6 vs Nylon 6,6 Yarn

Nylon 6 Yarn

  1. Lower melting point
  2. Higher water absorption rate
  3. Poor chemicals resistance to acids
  4. Withstands high impact and stress
  5. Easier to dye consistently

Nylon 6,6 Yarn

  1. Higher melting point
  2. Lower water absorption rate
  3. Better chemical resistance to acids
  4. High degree of stiffness
  5. More difficult to dye

Domestic Nylon 6.6: This yarn produces the less vibrant colors when acid dyed in our Maegba Dye Range. All Berry Amendment Compliant webbing is woven using Domestic Nylon 6.6. Black appears duller and less dark when compared to webbing using imported Nylon 6 yarn. Since this is a domestic product, the cost of the yarn is higher than the imported 6.6. This yarn is used primarily in military and tactical webbing applications.

Imported Nylon 6: This yarn offers a clearer and cleaner color in regards to dye depths when acid dyed. Natural imported Nylon 6 yarn is used in most commercial applications. Webbing imported from overseas uses Nylon 6 yarn. This is also a more cost affective when Berry complaint yarn is not required.

Solution Dyed Nylon 6 or Nylon 6.6: This yarn offers premium color and depth as solution dyed yarn is extruded from plastic color chips before the item is woven. When using solution dyed yarn, the variables involved with continuous dying have been removed producing a consistent brighter color. This option is generally more expensive.