Nylon is used in the manufacturing of clothes, apparel, carpet, upholstery, and luggage. It is popular material because it dries quickly and doesn’t absorb moisture. Nylon is heat sensitive, cannot tolerate hot iron, it causes the fabric to glaze and melt.
Advantages: dry fast, low moisture absorbent, resistant to heat, lightweight, exceptional strength, abrasion resistant, easy to wash, resist shrinkage and wrinkles, resilient, pleat retentive, can be dyed in a wide range of colour, resists damage from oil and many chemicals, insulating properties
Disadvantages: easily losing its shape, static, and piling, poor resistance to sunlight, heat sensitive
How to take care of nylon fabric
- Lay the garment on a flat surface. Place a piece of paper towel under the stained area to prevent any bleeding
- Rinse the liquid laundry soap from the stain.
- Dip the corner of a white washcloth or a clean soft-bristled brush into the oxygen bleach mixture.
- Launder the nylon coat according to the label’s directions. Cool to moderate water temperatures. Make sure that the water temperature does not exceed 160 degrees Fahrenheit, if not it could damage the nylon fibers
- Always separately from other types of fabrics, to avoid heavy washing and automatic drying
- Hand wash and naturally dry delicate
How to Whiten Nylon Fabric
- Pour on1/2 cup lemon juice into a spray bottle.
- Spray all the yellowed areas of the nylon fabric completely.
- Hang the nylon fabric outside on a clothesline.
- Leave the nylon fabric in the sun for 30 minutes to three hours, depending on the thickness of the fabric.
- Repeat Steps 2 to 4 until all yellowing is gone.
- Wash the nylon fabric as usual once the yellowing is gone. This removes the lemon juice from the fabric.
- Find an experienced cleaner who can handle your nylon clothing, as once nylon changes shape or overheated, there is no returning back to the original state.