Topic of The Month

January/February 2017

Nylon – timelessly dressy and extremely attractive

Source: istock / alexeyrumyantsev

Everything started with artificial silk

Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937). (Source: Wikipedia)

A short chemistry lesson

Toothbrushes before stockings

Nylon stockings – an essential accessory for models and film stars: the patent application for production of the first synthetic fibre was filed in the USA 80 years ago. (Source: istock/Georg Marks)

Development in Germany at the same time

Nylon, neoprene, Nagasaki

By the way: How nylon got its name