Who invented nylon?

Du Pont chemist Wallace Hume Carrothers invented the artificial polymer nylon in the 1930s while searching for alternatives to silk.

Nylon stockings first came on the market with heavy publicity on what was billed as “Nylon Day,” May 15, 1940.

Women hungry for a cheap and durable alternative to silk stockings bought millions of pairs by the end of the year.

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