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I guess this could be merged with Nylon - or Information from there moved here. --BjKa 13:16, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

I disagree. Nylon is a polyamide. Polyamide describes a multitude of different substances. LukeSurl 12:59, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

I agree with LukeSurl, this page previously redirected to Nylon before I sorted it out. Borb 19:17, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Lemme check myself...

Y'know, next to water, human beings are mostly made out of polyamide-ish substances (aka proteins).

Hmm, nope, no nylon there, not there, not there, not there; *blush* not there either...


Ok well I guess my hair is a polyamide fiber. I don't think it's nylon though.

Kim Bruning 20:46, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Actually Nylon isn't a single polymer either, and Nylon and Polyamide should both be included in one article, entitled Polyamide. In this article there should be information on all of the various Nylon (aka Polyamide) resins (ie Nylon 6, Nylon 6,6, Nylon 6,8, Nylon 6,12, ect) and information on various biological and other Polyamides. The fact of the matter is that in the worlds of science, technology, industry, chemistry, and engineering the names Nylon and Polyamide is used interchangably. This is going to take a lot of work, but I plan on finding a happy merger for these articles in the near future. I will first post some information for yall on the topic, and why they should be the same article. CoolMike 01:28, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Quality of this article[edit]

The quality of this article seems to be rather poor and in need of a good overhaul, I haven't got time for this but wanted to flag it up. I have mended a few things that were already here, such as images, but even those are rather bad.Azo bob

Ammonia as product of ellimination[edit]

I removed the reference to ammonia as a product of elimination. --Kupirijo (talk) 23:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)


I think this is quite amusing. Here we have a page that has no references whatsoever, but not a single complaint. How does this reconcile with other pages that are watched over by anal-retentives that insist on sources for absolutely everything. I mean, some things are just so intuitively obvious or can only be interpreted one way, such as a string of molecules. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Freddy011 (talkcontribs) 10:16, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Merge with Nylon

Same answer as you got at Talk:Nylon#Merge_with_Polyamide, before you moved the discussion here. No. There are plenty of polyamides – only a subset are Nylon. There are plenty of others, just as significant, that aren't Nylon. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:04, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Fair enough - so this page should concentrate on describing briefly the broad categories of polyamides, nylons, aramids, polypepides/proteins, (and according to Kohan terpolymers for use as adhesives), and leave the main articles on each of these to describe them. Any other categories of polymides?--Oldboltonian (talk) 05:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Agree with Andy, nylons are a subset, this article should be about polyamides in general. V8rik (talk) 17:18, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Formaldehyde carbon[edit]

In the "Polymerization chemistry" section, the last figure shows a reaction from adiponitrile, formaldehyde, and water. However, the symbol in the reaction where formaldehyde is expected doesn't have a carbon atom.