Polyamide, also known as Nylon, belongs to the family of synthetic polymers discovered in 1935 by Wallace Carothers-Dupont (USA).
Polyamide can be produced as monofilament or multifilament, rigid or textured and in a wide variety of titles and different degrees of brightness, with different sections reflecting light.
Polyamide has been very successful in panties, elastic ribbons, seamless fabrics, circular knitted fabrics. New texturization developments have positioned it in sports garments, creating thermal, invigorating, hydrophilic or refreshing garments.

polyamide dyed yarn                    See polyamide colour card

There are many properties and advantages of polyamide over other classic fibers. These include: 

  • Increased wear resistance
  • Ultralight
  • High dimensional stability
  • High elasticity
  • Dries quickly and does not need ironing
  • It is non-toxic and does not cause allergies
  • It has a high resistance to mold and bacteria 

Among the different existing polyamides, the most common in the textile sector are polyamide 6.6 (PA 6.6) and polyamide 6 (PA 6).
The mainly differences between the two polyamides are: 

Higher resistance to high temperatures of PA 6.6
PA 6 has a greater affinity for some dyes than PA 6.6.
PA 6.6 behaves better than PA6 against ultraviolet radiation and degradation and prolonged exposure of light. 

Like other textile fibers, polyamide has its own nomenclature to indicate what title it is. In first place it is indicated its thickness, usually indicated in Decitex (dctx: weight in grams per 10,000 m.), followed by the number of filaments of each ply and the number of total plies. 

Our dyed polyamide textured yarns, are available in a wide variety titles and colors, on card or as a customer's sample:

PA 66  44/13/1 SM      DYED YARN
  44/13/2 SM X X  DYED YARN
  78/23/1 SM      DYED YARN
  78/23/2* SM X X  DYED YARN
  78/23/4 SM X X  DYED YARN
  78/23/6 SM X    DYED YARN
  110/34/1 SM      DYED YARN
  110/34/2 SM   X  DYED YARN
  78/68/1 SM      DYED YARN
  78/68/2 SM X X  DYED YARN
  78/68/4 SM   X  DYED YARN
PA 6 44/12/2 SM X    DYED YARN
  78/18/1 SM X    DOPE DYED
  78/18/2 SM    X  DOPE DYED
  78/24/2 SM X    DYED YARN
  78/23/3 SM   X  DYED YARN
  78/24/4 SM   X  DYED YARN
  110/24/2 SM   X  DYED YARN

Our stock colour service is available in PA66 78/23/2 intermingled.
We hereby only indicate our most standard products. For any other kind of yarn that could be of your interest, please contact us.

See polyamide colour card