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Polymer Basics for Polyamides

Polymer Basics for Polyamides


Polyamides are polymers in which the repeating units are held together by amide links. They are more commonly referred to as nylons, and the specific nomenclature for the type of nylon derives from the amount of carbon atoms contained within the molecule. They combine flexibility, hardness, toughness, and resistance to warping all into one material. Polyamides are used in surgical instruments, sutures, and catheters.

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