Wallace Carothers - History of Nylon.
Wallace Carothers can be considered the father of the science of man-made polymers and the man responsible for the invention of nylon and neoprene.
In 1935, DuPont patented the new fiber known as nylon. Nylon, the miracle fiber, was introduced to the world in 1938.
In over four thousand years, textiles have seen only three basic developments aside from mechanical mass production: mercerized cotton, synthetic dyes and rayon. Nylon is a fourth."