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A polymer containing repeated amide groups, as in various kinds of nylon.


(ˌpɒlɪˈæmaɪd; -mɪd)
(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of synthetic polymeric materials containing recurring -CONH- groups. See also nylon


(ˌpɒl iˈæm aɪd, -ɪd)

a polymer in which the monomer units are linked together by the amide group –CONH–.
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Noun1.polyamide - a polymer containing repeated amide groups
nylon - a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers


[ˌpɒlɪˈæmaɪd] npoliammide f
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According to the company, Rilsan polyamide 11's outstanding properties in terms of resistance to impact and to chemicals, lightweight and easy processing make it a choice material to fulfil its customers' specific needs in the automotive, consumer electronics and sports sectors.
Now it is possible to select this polyamide housing combined with stainless steel lock cylinder or other insert for exceptional corrosion resistance at significantly lower cost than an all stainless assembly.
The planned investment in the new polyamide 12 powder facility represents the next step in our growth strategy.
The automotive segment accounted for the share of the polyamide market.
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Mitsubishi's MX-Nylon is a high-strength metal replacement material with a flexural modulus 50 percent greater than traditional polyamide 6/6 and 15 percent greater than polyether ether ketone (PEEK).
Excellent heat stability and a wide processing window allows this unique polyamide to be co-extruded or co-injection molded with other polymers, such as polyethylene terephthalate, polypropylene or polyethylene for multi-layer medical packaging or containment systems that require low oxygen permeation.
In the meantime, their use has spread due to their superior characteristics, and the interest in polyamide based materials (nylon) have increased.