Examples of Synthetic Polymers - Synthetic Fibre

  1. Nylon and terylene are synthetic fibres which undergo the condensation polymerisation process.
  2. These fibres resemble natural fibres but more resistant to stress and chemicals, and more long-lasting. 
  3. In both cases, water is eliminated during the polymerisation process.


Nylon

Structure

Monomer: 
Produced by polymerisation: Condensation
Uses: To make umbrellas, carpets, comb, curtains, nylon string and rope, socks, toothbrush and so on.


Terylene

Structure

Monomer: 
Produced by polymerisation: Condensation
Uses: To make fishing nets, clothes (quick-dry, non-iron), cassette and video tapes.

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