Nylon is one of the most commonly used polyamides. Nylon is a silky material which was first used in toothbrushes. It is found in clothes, most polyamide that is produced is used for synthetic fibres in clothing. Nylon can also be used to make war materials, such as parachutes and ropes. Nylon was first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at Du-Pont. Nylon is like silk in appearance. It is strong, hard and water resistant. It is used in manufacture of string, ropes, string for tyres, carpet, net for fishing and cloth or parachute.