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Unformatted text preview: o Looked for Synthetic Rubber & Silk replacement o 1929 - Synthetic Rubber - Polychloroprene Called process Addition Polymerization o 1930 - Polyethylene Terapthalate (PET) Polyester Wasn't able to spin into fibers that were strong enough o 1931 - Polyamide 66 Adipic Acid and Hexamethylendiamine Coined name Condensation Polymerization o Responsible for making DuPont company who it is today o Eventually took a Cyanide pill Discovered Fiber 66 was at least as strong as silk o Nylon became the trade name o Eventually made parachutes out of Nylon (which wouldn't have been possible otherwise)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ME 418 taught by Professor Osswald during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '08