What is Nylon?

Nylon is a synthetic polyamide polymer.
Nylon is known for its exceptional strength, durability, and barrier properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including food packaging, pharmaceuticals, electronics, textiles, and industrial packaging.
They are commonly used for flexible packaging, vacuum pouches, shrink sleeves, laminations, and other specialized applications where strength, barrier properties, and durability are essential.
Usage Temperature
Common Thickness
15em, 25um
High tensile strength and toughness
Excellent barrier
Heat Resistance
High barrier
Chemical resistance
Printability, widely used for printing

Nylon Series

Common NY
High Barrier NY
Special NY
  • Synchronization NY: for printing
  • Substep NY: for lamination
  • KNY: normal / retort
  • TNY: retort
  • NY-EVOH: pasteurization / retort
  • Easy tear NY
  • The Advantages of Nylon Films

    Nylon film, renowned for its exceptional properties, stands as a versatile material in the realm of packaging.

    Its notable characteristics include flexibility, toughness, and impermeability, making it a preferred choice for various applications.

    Nylon’s resilience plays a crucial role in preventing breakage, particularly in products prone to impact. Commonly utilized in structures like NY/PE and PET/NY/PE, it finds its place in diverse packaging solutions, ranging from vacuum packaging to heavy-duty applications.

    Whether enhancing the shelf life of food products or providing crucial impact resistance, nylon film continues to be a key player in the evolution of modern packaging.

    Nylon films offer several significant advantages:

    • Flexibility and Toughness: Nylon films are highly flexible and durable, providing flexible packaging with elevated strength and resistance to breakage.
    • Environmentally Friendly: They are eco-friendly and recyclable, avoiding the generation of harmful chemical pollutants in the environment.
    • Cost-Effective: Nylon films are a relatively inexpensive synthetic material.
    • Impermeability: Nylon films are impermeable, making them ideal for food packaging as they prevent the entry of air, preventing packaging expansion.
    • Ease of Recycling and Microwavability: Nylon films are easily recyclable and compatible with microwave usage.
    • Wide Range of Applications in Food Packaging: Nylon films are extensively used in food packaging due to their versatility, applicable to various materials.
    • Enhanced Peel Strength: Using nylon in packaging increases peel strength, preventing delamination.
    • Aluminized nylon: Aluminized nylon (TNY) enhances film barrier properties, making it suitable for high-barrier product bags.

    Flexible Packaging Usages of Nylon Films

    The versatility of nylon films makes them widely applicable to various flexible packaging, including both food and non-food packaging. When our products require protection against impact and breakage, Nylon (NY) is a preferred choice.

    • Its toughness plays a crucial role in preventing package breakage when products are dropped, making it a common structural choice for household products like laundry detergent, that is NY/PE.
    • For conventional food packaging, such as snacks, PET/NY/PE structures are typically selected.
    • For retort products and sauces that require high-demand packaging, Nylon is often used to enhance packaging toughness and product protection. PET/AL/NY/RCPP is a commonly utilized material structure.
    • For products with a critical need for impact resistance, especially in heavy-duty packaging, double-layered Nylon protection (NY/NY/PE) becomes essential.
    • In the case of Bag-in-Box (BIB) packaging, the inclusion of NY in NY/PE&PE structures also provides crucial impact resistance.
    • Vacuum packaging also often selects nylon (NY) materials. NY/PE and PET/NY/PE are commonly used structures.
    • When high barrier properties are required, aluminum (AL) is a preferred choice, but due to cost considerations, Alox-Nylon becomes an excellent alternative.
    • Nylon can be selected for almost any flexible packaging structure except single material ones.

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