Happy Birthday, Nylon!

The story of a miraculous synthetic fiber which today can be produced in a sustainable way

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Today, we celebrate the 82th birthday of nylon by retelling its marvelous story. Throughout these 82 years, nylon has been making a remarkable impact — not only on the textile industry, but on society as a whole. During World War II, nylon helped save lives. Today, ECONYL® nylon, regenerated from nylon waste, helps save the planet.

Nylon’s beginnings

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Wallace H. Carothers (1896–1937)

The name conundrum

“I’ll be happy when the nylons bloom again”: nylon and the 2nd World War

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The journey from stockings to space

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From stockings to space suits — nylon is used in a plethora of products. Photo: NASA/Jim Grossmann

Nylon dominates the carpets markets

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Human Nature™ Collection by Interface. Carpet is made with ECONYL® nylon yarn

Nylon regeneration for a sustainable future

Learn more about ECONYL® Regeneration System

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Recycling? Yes, and further! We regenerate nylon waste into new materials for brand new products. Download our sustainable design ebook http://bit.ly/2rzwzLj

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