The DuPont Experimental Station – A Rich History of Scientific Discovery
Scientists and engineers at the DuPont Experimental Station have been making history for over 100 years. The focus of the world-renowned scientists and engineers at this site is to advance the science and technology platforms that can deliver break-through solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. From the first synthetic rubber, neoprene, in the 1920’s and the first synthetic fiber, nylon, in the 1930’s, our scientists have put science to work to address real world needs. The map highlights just a few of the brand names and product categories that started with an invention at the DuPont Experimental Station.
Research and development now under way involves fields such as nanotechnology, high efficiency photovoltaics, materials for energy storage, advanced biofuels, renewably-sourced polymers, analytical systems for food safety, and seeds with higher yields and increased end use value. These developments could lead to foods that help prevent diseases and brittle bones, "smart" materials that can adjust performance on their own, microorganisms that produce biodegradable products and innovative materials for personal protection.