Can you imagine a modern world without nylon? Nylon (polyamide 6,6) was invented in the mid-1930s and only a few years later nylon stockings were introduced in department stores. They made a really popular gift for women – and were also hot items on the black market during World War II. In order to replicate the look of the nylon stocking, some women even covered their legs in grape juice or paint. Nylon can be found in carpets, parachutes, airbags, ropes and many more in everyday products. It is indeed a modern material! Join the inventors - and find out more about modern materials with us!