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
• Tyvek® nonwovens protective materials
• Kevlar® aramid fiber
• Butacite® polyvinyl butyral
• Sulfonylurea environmentally compatible herbicides
• Suva® refrigerants
• Nomex® brand fiber
• Bio-PDO™ Bio-based 1,3 propanediol (PDO)
• Sorona® renewably sourced polymers
• Plenish™ High Oleic Soybeans
Today, the Experimental Station serves as the primary research and development center for DuPont in advanced materials and one of two primary research centers in industrial biotechnology and agricultural science.
More than 2,000 scientists and researchers pursue science-based solutions for global markets including agriculture, nutrition, energy, transportation, electronics, safety and protection, construction, coatings, 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