Nylon is the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer to reach industrial manufacturing. Nylon is a synthetic polymer based on polyamides which is a thermoplastic material that melts into shapes and films. Dupont was one of the first research adopters of Nylon as of 1930 whicch has lead to the manufacture of many new products with the thermoplastic.
Zytel is a trademark name for a nylon polymer owned by DuPont and is used for multiple products that require a strong thermoplastic polyamide such as Nylon. Zytel was developed as a brand of performance nylon resin by DPont which is both high in stiffness and heat resistance. These applications of Zytel span from consumer electronics to automotive casings.