Welcome to the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware
Innovative Science and Technology is the Engine for DuPont Growth
The DuPont Experimental Station research and development facility in Wilmington, Delaware -- home to some of the world's most important scientific discoveries -- was established more than 100 years ago, in 1903.
One of the first industrial research laboratories in the world, the 150-acre campus-style facility is the birthplace of many of the innovative materials and products developed by DuPont, including:
• Neoprene - the world's first synthetic rubber
• Nylon - the world’s first fully synthetic fiber
• DuPont™ Tyvek® nonwovens protective materials
• DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fiber
• Butacite® polyvinyl butyral
• Sulfonylurea environmentally compatible herbicides
• Suva® refrigerants
• DuPont™ Nomex® brand fiber
• Bio-PDO™ Bio-based 1,3 propanediol (PDO)
• DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymers
• Plenish® High Oleic Soy
Today, the Experimental Station serves as a key research site for DuPont. Scientists and researchers pursue science-based solutions for global markets including agriculture, nutrition, energy, transportation, electronics, safety and protection, construction, and performance materials at this site.
A Rich History of Scientific Discovery
See some of the well-known inventions made at the DuPont Experimental Station over the last century.
DuPont Experimental Station
200 Powder Mill Road
Wilmington, DE 19803