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16/02/1937 Nylon is patented

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Making Nylon 6,6

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Polymer History and Nylon

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Nylon: First Synthetic Fiber - Decades TV Network

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A brief history of nylon

Nylon was the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic (mouldable above a specific temperature) polymer. It was first used for toothbrushes. More famous use was for woman’s stockings. During World War II, almost all nylon production was diverted to the military for use in parachutes.
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