Nylon refers to a group of plastics known as polyamides. Nylon is extremely flexible and serves as tough insulation –  exhibiting strong abrasion, cut-through, and chemical resistance. Nylon can be extruded over softer insulation compounds to provide an extra layer of protection against moisture, increase impact resistance, and protect against high wear.

Performance of Nylon for Wire and Cable Insulation and Jacketing

Temperature Range          -20°C to 105°C
Flame Resistance          Excellent
Chemical Resistance          Excellent
Durability          Excellent
Flexibility          Fair
UV Resistance          Excellent

Nylon is suitable for both wire insulation and final cable jacketing.