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Where to Buy Information

Where to Buy Information

Find a representative, manufacturer, or distributor; learn more about our products and where to purchase them.

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.

Fluid Applied Weather Barrier Systems for Multifamily Value & Performance

Fluid Applied Weather Barrier Systems for Multifamily Value & Performance

When it comes to fluid applied weather barrier (WB) systems, it’s good to know multifamily architects, specifiers, owners, developers, builders, and consultants can have it both ways: Above-code building performance from a trusted name with fast, simple one-pass application using standard spray application tools.

Multifamily Weather Barrier, 2.0

Multifamily Weather Barrier, 2.0

Building Science & Sustainability Leader with the DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center, Benjamin Meyer, discusses what the new Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+ system means to multifamily architects, owners, developers, builders, and consultants.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ Fast Facts

DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ Fast Facts

Frequently Asked Questions around the use of DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ for Multifamily construction.

Optimizing Multifamily Weather Barrier Design

Optimizing Multifamily Weather Barrier Design

Building a multifamily property to simultaneously meet code, profit goals, peer-property requirements, and tenant needs requires business flair and discipline. Learn how a new class of fluid applied WB technology reinvents installation ease for multifamily construction.

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.

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.

Wall Sheathing Comparison

Wall Sheathing Comparison

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

Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

Wind Load Resistance, Impact Resistance and Surface Distortion of Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

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.

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.

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.

Future-Proofing Your Homes

Future-Proofing Your Homes

How the right material selection helps you get the root of warranty issues.

Using Intelligent Marketing to Promote Intelligent Products

Using Intelligent Marketing to Promote Intelligent Products

Smart tactics for using name-brand materials to appeal to savvy homebuyers.

What New Data Reveals About the Evolving Homebuyer

What New Data Reveals About the Evolving Homebuyer

Millennials shop for homes differently — and more than ever, materials matter.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building Science Experts

Building Science Experts

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

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.

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 Envelope Solutions

Building Envelope Solutions

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

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.

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.

Get the Marble Aesthetic Without the Maintenance

Get the Marble Aesthetic Without the Maintenance

Zodiaq® London Sky is a softened hue that allows for a modern, classic design to blend with almost any design.

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.

Zodiaq® Features and Benefits

Zodiaq® Features and Benefits

Zodiaq® surfaces are visually striking — and utterly unique. Rich with pattern, subtle with color, their natural aesthetics can enhance your space with hue and visual texture. Check out all of the features that make Zodiaq® the right choice for you!

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.

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.

Zodiaq® Slab Information

Zodiaq® Slab Information

Zodiaq® can be used for a wide range of horizontal and vertical applications across all sorts of environments. It can be cut to exact requirements with complete precision. It is worked and installed using the same techniques and machinery as natural stone.

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.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®

In August of 2011, DuPont™ Sorona® received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification — third-party verification that Sorona® polymer meets the most stringent safety standards and is suitable for a wide range of carpet and textile applications including those intended for babies and toddlers.

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertop Installation

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertop Installation

Find essential information on installing DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface countertops — everything from measuring and budgeting to finding a retailer.

Planning Your Corian® Countertop Installation

Planning Your Corian® Countertop Installation

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

View PDF | FR Garment Comfort: Explaining the Mystery

View PDF | FR Garment Comfort: Explaining the Mystery

This article discusses the complex issue of FR garment comfort, explaining the three pillars of comfort and the importance of conducting a wear trial.

View PDF | The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs. Protection

View PDF | The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs. Protection

Do you choose FR clothing based on compliance or protection? This article explains the importance of choosing FR garments based on specific hazards.

View PDF | Your Safety is Nothing to Experiment With: Got PPE?

View PDF | Your Safety is Nothing to Experiment With: Got PPE?

This article discusses various aspects of the University of California’s journey to address personal protection across its network of labs on its many campuses. Highlights of the article include key milestones and benefits.

View PDF | Do I Need Dual Hazard Protection?

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).

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.

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.

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.

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.

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.

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.

Our Partners

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.

About the Project

About the Project

For over 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® have been committed to providing material solutions that help improve the safety of workers—from industrial workers to EMTs and firefighters. ‘Together We Rise to Any Challenge’ was created to help document the life-saving stories of firefighters through a combination of videotaped interviews and individual portraits.

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