2. Nylon - Definition. A generic classification for a family of synthetic polymers known as polyamides . First produced on the 28th February 1935 by Wallace Hume Carothers, an American chemist, at DuPont. 3. DuPont Corporation. An American chemical corporationCurrently the world's second largest chemical company in terms of market capitalizationWallace Hume Carothers appointed as head of DuPont Organic Chemistry Department in 1927Carothers was born on the 27th April 1896 in Iowa and died in 1937.