answersLogoWhite

0


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-04-14 13:07:03

No it doesn't mean NY and LOndon. It was a marketing term invented by a team at DuPont. They went through several names, including Duparooh (DuPont Pulls a Rabbit Out of a Hat) Norun (refering to its use as hosiery), nillon, nilon (confusing pronunciation) and finally nylon. For a great article on the history of nylon, see: Bruns, Roger. (1988, Dec.). Of miracles and molecules: The story of nylon. American History Illustrated, 23 (8), 24-29, 48. By Dupont, 1935: inventors.about.com Probably does mean NewYork and London Nylon was invented by Wallace Carothers in 1935. There was a great demand for it as it was used for parachutes and tires. It is still used today in toothbrushes, stockings, fishing products, etc. A "nylon commuter" is someone who commutes between New York and London. A number of "Brand Names " were developed by the inventing company, DUPONT Chemicals, such as NYLON, BANLON, ORLON and RAYON. All were types of woven textiles. Jim Bunting. Toronto. Actually, Jim, rayon was invented around 1885 and it is not a synthetic fiber as were the ones invented by DuPont. Instead, the original rayon was a regenerated cellulose (made from cotton linters and wood pulp). Yes it does stand for New York and London as it was created by scientists from the locations. No it doesn't--see notes above. In the UK we have a programme on the telly, hosted by Stephen Fry, called QI (Quite Interesting) & it assured me when I saw it recently that Nylon is nothing to do with New York & London ! Correct! See notes above. Final answer, Nylon was not named after New York and London.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still have questions?

Related Questions

Why does Nylon stand for New York and London?

New York and London = Nylon.


Were did nylon get it name from?

Nylon was first established by New York and London. It couldn't be decided what country should get the credit for this new material. The first two letters "n" and "y" stand for New York and the last three letters; "L", "O" and "N" are the first three letters of London. So it reads New york, London.


Fabric abbreviation PA stand for?

Nylon


Does this set include the stand?

Yes the nylon stand is included with the dumbbell set.


What do the letters mp stand for?

the letters MP stand for Member of Parliament.


When was the keyboard stand invented?

the keyboard stand was invented in 2013


What do the letters GIS stand for to do with computers?

The letters GIS stand for Geographical Information System.


What is the name of letters that stand for a name?

Letters that stand for parts of a name are called initials.


What do the letters O S H A stand for?

What do the letters OSHA stand for & what is the purpose of OSHA


What does the letters RJ stand for on the inside of a ring that is sterling silver?

letters RJ stand for


What ancient Roman letters mean?

If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.If you mean single Roman letters, they can either stand for numbers or abbreviations.


After a doctors name what do the letters DO stand for?

The letters DO after a physician's name stand for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.


What do the letters on the inside of the punnett square stand for?

What do letters on the inside of the pungent square stand gor


What does the letters stand for in the periodic table of elements?

The letters in the periodic table stand for the symbols of the elements.


What do the letters UK stand for?

If the letters are capitalized, UK, that stands for the United Kingdom. If the letters are lower case, uk, it may stand for unknown.


What do the letters K.O stand for boxing?

They stand for... Knock-Out.


In politics what do the letters APL stand for?

tin politics the letters APL stand for Australian Pupils Politics.


What do the letters MB chb mr cog stand for after a doctor's name?

The letters MB CHb what does it stand for


What do the letters Na and Cl stand for in the chemical formula NaCl?

The letters Na stand for Sodium, while the letters Cl stand for Chlorine. NaCl means Sodium Chloride, which is common salt.


What does the college letters ecpi stand for?

The letters can stand for many things, however in terms of college, it could stand for "Equitable Classroom Practices Institute."


What do the letters in firearm use stand for?

Exactly which letters are you referring to?


What do the letters mns stand for on the barrel of an 1894 30 wcf?

I believe that those letters stand for someones initials.


What does ALP stand for in politics?

in politics what do the letters ALP stand for


What does the letters do after a doctors name stand for?

They stand for his degrees and licenses.


The first two letters stand for a boy the first three stand for a girl and the first four stand for a brave boy you have seven letters What word are you?

heroine