Courtaulds

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1904
Courtaulds , a UK firm located in Coventry, Warwickshire, acquired patents to produce viscose.
1905
Courtaulds patented a form of rayon which turned out to be the first commercially viable viscose rayon fabric.
15 March 1939
Talks were in progress between Courtaulds and Imperial Chemical Industries about the proposed manufacture in Britain of fibre made of nylon, a new synthetic product announced last October in the USA.
“15 March 1939. Nylon touted as silk substitute”. Guardian Weekly, p. 22.