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The history of nylon
There are different attitudes to the way we live in this plastic and artificial world. The research scientist Paal Skjetne says: “That without plastic we would still be living in the Stone Age”
And that could be a correct answer, because we don't realise how much of our world that consists of plastic. Whether you are aware of it or not, plastics play a very important part in your way of living life. Plastics' versatility allows it to be used in everything from car parts to doll parts, from soft drink bottles to the refrigerators they are stored in. From the car you drive to work in, to the television you watch when you get home, plastics help make your life easier and better. Plastic make our lives more luxurious than it already is.
The simple answer is that plastics are the material that can provide the things consumers want and need.
If a product is made of plastic, there's a reason. And chances are the reason has everything to do with helping you, the consumer, get what you want: Health, safety, performance and value. Plastics help make these things possible.
Just consider the changes we've seen in the grocery store in recent years. Plastic wrap helps keep meat fresh while protecting it from the poking and prodding fingers of your fellow shoppers. Plastic bottles mean you can actually lift an economy-size bottle of juice. And should you accidentally drop that bottle, it's shatter-resistant. In each case, plastics help make your life easier, healthier and safer.
In 1928 Dr. Wallace Carothers got an idea. His idea was to make a synthetic material, later known as nylon. The chemical giant, DuPont, hired Dr. Wallace and requested him to go on with his research inside the company. The idea was to make a material that could be used as a substitute for the Asian silk. A product that was durable and light, and which could be used for manufacturing ... [læs mere nu]