What was nylon used for?
-Nylon was the first man-made fabric to function as a synthetic substitute for silk. Now, as one of the strongest fabrics available, it is used in clothing, household goods, and other commercial and industrial products.
-Nylon was invented in the E. I. DuPont de Nemous & Company laboratory by the organic chemist, Wallace Carothers. He discovered the structure of natural polymers and used the information as the basis of his formula for synthetic polymers. He patented the fabric in 1935 and the first duPont nylon stockings became available for sale in the United States in 1939. Part of the original motivation for creating nylon was to produce a silk substitute, because of problems with importing Japanese silk into the United States at that time just prior to World War II.