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Polyamide is better known under its original trade name – nylon. It was first used in bristles for toothbrushes. It is extremely hard-wearing and resistant to oils, greases, solvents and alkalis, making it ideal for use in engineering components such as gears, bearings, bushes and drive belts. In packaging, these qualities also make it suitable for stoppers, bottles for lotions and creams and for food films and produce netting. It has wide temperature resistance (minus 50˚C to plus 170˚C).

Polyamide resins have a vast range of applications particularly as a layer film with other film polymers in co-extruded film products for food packaging such as cooked meats where developments have allowed exceptional barrier properties for gas, moisture and UV - helping maintain food products in fresh and appealing condition.