Chapter 1: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

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Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

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Give examples which indicate that nylon fibres are very strong.

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The fibre that is prepared by humans through chemical synthesis is called Synthetic fibre. It is also called Man-made fibre or Artificial fibre. For example, nylon is a synthetic fibre.

Nylon is prepared from coal, water, and air. It is a strong fibre that has lustre and elasticity. A nylon thread is stronger than steel wire and is hence used to make parachutes and ropes for rock climbing.


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