Polyamide: A tough material
Are you familiar with Dederon? This is a brand name from the former GDR. It represented a synthetic fibre, the polyamide fibre. For example, lab coats or shopping bags were made of Dederon. Perlon, the deutschGerman counterpart to Nylon, is another term for such a polyamide fibre.
As you know: The woman wore Nylon, sorry, Perlon in Germany. But what is this material with so many names, polyamide, or what are polyamides? They are synthetic thermoplastic plastics for technical use.
Polyamide is then a term for different polyamides. Experts appreciate their strength, but fear their susceptibility against acids and so-called oxidising chemicals.