Nylon has both excellent strength and abrasion resistance, allowing it to stand up to any sport. It has a fantastic elastic recovery meaning that fabrics can stretch to their limits without losing their shape. In addition, nylon has good resistance to sunlight making it an excellent choice for activewear. Its ability to accept acid dyes makes it possible to achieve brighter colors than other synthetic counterparts.
To summarize, the characteristics that have made nylon fabric in particular popular include:
- Rugged durability
- Stretch and elasticity
- Resistant to tears and abrasions
- Resistant to heat and water
- Resistant to molds, mildew, and chemical damage
- Melts instead of catching fire