Remember when nylon meant wartime queues lined up for scarce hosiery? Nylon means many things todayâ€”brushes and gears and egg beaters. Let’s look at this amazing plastic once more as
NYLON REACHES SWEET SIXTEEN
By Robert E. Paquin
NYLON, A COMMONPLACE WORD today, is just 16 years old, yet to many it seems as if it has always been here. For only 14 years it has adorned feminine legs, but today this tough, durable chemical has invaded a variety of industries. Molded-nylon components now go into everything from egg beaters to motorcars. Nylon’s amazing toughness and resistance to wear, even when lubrication is nonexistent, have made it a first-class engineering material. New uses for the versatile plastic are being found daily.