© Superplus/wikipedia.de [dim_it:pic_desc]Polyamides are amines, organic substances consisting of acids and ammonia derivatives that form long, stable carbon chains via polymerisation. They have high melting points that make processing difficult. Carothers’ aim was therefore to develop a polyamide superfibre that had a melting point which was low enough to allow it to be spun in large quantities while it was also tough enough for textile applications, not least of all dry cleaning. An objective that Donald Coffman, one of Carothers’ assistants, succeeded in achieving first in May 1934. [/dim_it:pic_desc]