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A Catalyst for Transformation

A Catalyst for Transformation

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions brochure on using real-world expertise in consulting services and technology licensing to help transform businesses

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.

Air Barrier Association Evaluation

Air Barrier Association Evaluation

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) provides third-party evaluation of a range of air barrier systems for designers, contractors, and installers, including a range of DuPont™ Tyvek® systems.

Air Leakage Testing

Air Leakage Testing

Air leakage testing shows Tyvek® commercial air barrier assemblies exceed a range of requirements, when tested in accordance with ASTM E2357.

Airtightness And Other Myths

Airtightness And Other Myths

Common misconceptions about building airtightness, R-value, and the value of a vapor barrier, with building science facts from the DuPontTM Building Knowledge Center.

Better Safety Monitoring

Better Safety Monitoring

Download the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) market study and research paper to learn more about safety monitoring and workplace safety incidents in Europe.

Building Envelope Systems

Building Envelope Systems

DuPont Building Envelope Systems apply building science to help residential contractors create more durable, energy-efficient homes.

Building Envelope Systems CEU

Building Envelope Systems CEU

Stay up-to-date and earn hours towards your continuing education requirements with Building Envelope Systems CEU for construction professionals.

Building Envelope Testing

Building Envelope Testing

DuPont building science has led to the development of portable wall assembly testing stations specially designed for real-world building envelope testing in a variety of challenging climates.

Building Science Experts

Building Science Experts

Meet the DuPont building science experts responsible for developing innovative, energy efficient building envelope products and knowledge solutions.

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.

Choosing The Best House Wrap

Choosing The Best House Wrap

Compare the material science and performance of DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers with perforated wraps, to determine the best house wrap for vapor permeability and air and water holdout.

Comfort & Heat Stress

Comfort & Heat Stress

For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.

Commercial Building Envelope Design

Commercial Building Envelope Design

Commercial building professionals trust Tyvek® air and water barriers to provide a simple, cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency and lower total operating costs over time, when used as part of a building envelope design solution.

Compare Corian® Solid Surface to Other Materials

Compare Corian® Solid Surface to Other Materials

Use our countertop materials comparison chart to see how the performance attributes of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface stack up against granite, polyester solid surface, and laminate.

Contractor Safety Management Consulting

Contractor Safety Management Consulting

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) brochure for information on the dynamics of successful owner/contractor engagements.

Controlling Air Leakage

Controlling Air Leakage

Tyvek® presents myths and facts about airtightness, and the impact of air leakage on energy use, durability, comfort and indoor air quality.

Corian® Color Evolution

Corian® Color Evolution

A refined and enhanced color palette for DuPont™ Corian®

Corian® Countertop Repair

Corian® Countertop Repair

The basics of Corian® countertop repair are well within the skill set of the average homeowner. These helpful countertop repair guidelines may be all you need to keep your Corian® countertops looking pristine for many years to come.

Corian® Design Studios

Corian® Design Studios

DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios help fire the imaginations of architects, designers, and fabricators with innovative and inspiring uses of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.

Corian® Ideas for Your Next Design

Corian® Ideas for Your Next Design

Corian® solid surface lets your ideas run wild with endless possibilities for lighting and textural effects, monolithic flowing forms, and bold, unique colors.

Corian® Retailer Locator

Corian® Retailer Locator

Locate your local Corian® Retailer with our helpful locator.

Cut Test Methods

Cut Test Methods

Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.

Design Without Compromise: Balancing Durable And Energy-Efficient Buildings

Design Without Compromise: Balancing Durable And Energy-Efficient Buildings

DuPont Building Scientist Maria Spinu, Ph.D. discusses recent energy code changes, and how they are challenging traditional thinking about energy efficient building, and creating new best practices.

Designing a Bathroom

Designing a Bathroom

Designing a bathroom can be a fun and gratifying experience, provided you plan carefully. This guide can help you get started selecting surfaces, and plotting your bath layout. Plus, there’s also some visual inspiration to help kick-start bathroom design ideas.

Designing a Kitchen

Designing a Kitchen

Whether you are replacing your countertops, renovating your entire kitchen, or building a new home, there are a few simple principles to remember that can make designing a kitchen a rewarding experience.

DSS Launches New Operational Excellence Offering

DSS Launches New Operational Excellence Offering

Integrated, Balanced Approach Helps Companies Increase Productivity and Improve Quality, Human Safety and Environmental Footprint

DuPont Bio-Based Products

DuPont Bio-Based Products

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

DuPont Building Science Collaborations

DuPont Building Science Collaborations

DuPont building science collaborations with industry organizations are central to developing more sustainable, innovative construction practices, standards, and codes.

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

DuPont Interior Design Trends

DuPont Interior Design Trends

DuPont and forecasting agency Global Color Research help architects, designers, and fabricators explore future interior design trends in color tone and texture.

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

DuPont mourns the loss of Stephanie Kwolek

DuPont mourns the loss of Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek left a wonderful legacy of thousands of lives saved and countless injuries prevented by products made possible by her discovery of Kevlar®.

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.

DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surface Compared to Other Materials

DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surface Compared to Other Materials

See how attractive DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface looks when you compare quartz countertops with granite and polyester solid surface.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.

Earn LEED® Certification Points with DuPont Surfaces

Earn LEED® Certification Points with DuPont Surfaces

Earn LEED® certification points with DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq® surfaces.

Energy Efficient Homes

Energy Efficient Homes

DuPont Building Envelope Systems bring 30 years of innovation to providing air and moisture control for today’s energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.

EPA Guidelines

EPA Guidelines

Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.

Find a Distributor

Find a Distributor

Find a DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface distributor in your area.

Food Service Installation Training

Food Service Installation Training

Training is available to help facilitate food service installations of DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq® surfaces.

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Read the Pew Center case study to learn more about DuPont corporate strategies and what the company is doing to help address climate change challenges.

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare building design is changing and DuPont is at the forefront, collaborating with healthcare architects and designers to create innovative new healthcare building design solutions.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

How to Clean Corian®

How to Clean Corian®

Corian® brand solid surface was designed to be easy to clean and maintain. These helpful How to Clean Corian® Guidelines cover routine maintenance and prevention basics, and include specific product recommendations.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops

How to Clean Quartz Countertops

There’s not much of a curve when it comes to learning how to clean quartz countertops— especially those created with durable, stain-resistant DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface. This helpful guide is all you need to keep your Zodiaq® countertops gleaming with the natural beauty of quartz for many years to come.

LEED® Certified Building

LEED® Certified Building

DuPont™ Building Envelope System products can help contribute to a LEED® certified building by helping to seal the building envelope against both air and water infiltration.

LEED® Certified Sorona®

LEED® Certified Sorona®

Renewably Sourced™, low-VOC-emitting DuPont™ Sorona® could help your next building project become LEED® certified by earning points in several different areas, including Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Regional Priority, and Innovation in Design.

Match Any Color with Corian® Custom Colors

Match Any Color with Corian® Custom Colors

Introducing DuPont™ Corian® Custom Colors - you supply a color sample and the color scientists at DuPont will match it as exactly as possible.

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

NFPA 2112 Overview

NFPA 2112 Overview

NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.

NFPA 2113 Overview

NFPA 2113 Overview

NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.

NFPA 285 Compliance

NFPA 285 Compliance

DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers for commercial use are compliant with NFPA 285 standards for vertical fire performance in exterior wall assemblies.

NFPA 70E® Electric Arc

NFPA 70E® Electric Arc

The NFPA 70E® electric arc flash standard addresses electrical safety–related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.

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Operational Excellence Infographic

Operational Excellence Infographic

This infographic outlines why companies undertake operational improvements, the external drivers, gaps which can lead to a low success rate and the benefits of an operations excellence program.

Operations Excellence Overview

Operations Excellence Overview

Achieving operations excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth. Learn more about the DuPont Consulting Solution for operations excellence.

Order a Sample

Order a Sample

Pick out your preferred colors, using the color selector tool and then order Corian® and Zodiaq® countertop samples.

Ozone-friendly Refrigerant Options

Ozone-friendly Refrigerant Options

DuPont is helping to make ozone-friendly natural refrigerants designed to replace R-22 in existing air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Planning Your Corian® Countertops Installation

Planning Your Corian® Countertops Installation

Here, you’ll find helpful information on residential Corian® countertop installation basics, including locating a retailer, measuring, and budgeting both time and money.

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertops Installation

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertops Installation

Here’s what you need to know about installing quartz countertops created with DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces. Topics covered include locating a retailer, measuring, budgeting time and money, and residential warranty information.

Protecting Foam Sheathing

Protecting Foam Sheathing

Tyvek® weather barriers are a must to protect wall systems that include exterior foam sheathing from air and water infiltration.

Safety Culture in Capital Projects

Safety Culture in Capital Projects

Read a DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) paper that describes the four stages of culture strength: reactive, dependent, independent, and interdependent.

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

From reduced consumption of non-renewable energy resulting in a reduced dependence on oil to reduced CO2 emissions, the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment shows the sustainability benefits of Sorona® versus petroleum-based materials like nylon.

Sustainable Building Products

Sustainable Building Products

Tyvek® weather barrier and other DuPont building envelope materials have received the NAHB Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification as sustainable building products

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings

DuPont Building Envelope Systems are designed for use in sustainable buildings that last longer, while using less energy and fossil fuels.

Sustainable Design Just Got Easier

Sustainable Design Just Got Easier

Thanks to the durable and renewable properties of Corian®, consumers, builders, architects and designers can do their part for their environment.

Sustainable Operations Overview Brochure

Sustainable Operations Overview Brochure

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) overview brochure on maximizing business sustainability and protecting assets through Sustainable Operations.

Tedlar® Film Provides Long Lasting Protection for Interior and Exterior Architectural Applications

Tedlar® Film Provides Long Lasting Protection for Interior and Exterior Architectural Applications

Tedlar® PVF film provides cost effective long lasting aesthethic protection that is easy to clean and safe for archetectural applications.

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.

The Path to Operational Excellence

The Path to Operational Excellence

Read the article to learn more about why operational excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth.

Thermal Regulations Overview

Thermal Regulations Overview

DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

Training and Continuing Education

Training and Continuing Education

At DuPont, we take particular satisfaction in our work with the creative community: architects, designers, artists. That’s why we are committed to providing continuing education classes and seminars, to help us create ever more beautiful and functional buildings.

Training Solutions Brochure

Training Solutions Brochure

DSS Training Solutions offers scalable applications with versatile implementation options.

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.

Understanding Vapor Permeability

Understanding Vapor Permeability

See how the optimal level of vapor permeability – a key Tyvek® difference – helps promote drying, and protects against water damage and mold in wall systems.

Wall Sheathing Comparison

Wall Sheathing Comparison

Comparison shows Tyvek® weather barriers offer superior performance over ZIP System® Wall Sheathing in five key areas.

What Keeps You Safe?

What Keeps You Safe?

“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

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