Berchet, Gerald

   An American DuPont scientist who, together with Wallace Carothers, invented nylon in 1935. It was the first commercial petroleum-based synthetic fiber.

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  • Carothers, Wallace —    See Berchet, Gerald …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Hispanismo — Para otros usos de este término, véase Hispanismo (desambiguación). Ilustración de Gustave Doré para Don Quijote (1863). El hispanismo es el estudio de la cultura española e hispanoamericana …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chronology — 50,000 BCE The first prehistoric human, Cro Magnon man, learned to survive in cold climates by fashioning clothing out of animal skins, tree bark, and foliage. Paleolithic cave paintings such as those found in Lascaux, France, indicate that early …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Nylon —    This is the first commercial petroleum based synthetic fiber; it was invented by DuPont scientists Gerald Berchet and Wallace Carothers (Americans) in 1935. Commercial production of nylon hosiery began in 1939 by the DuPont Company in America …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

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