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DuPont Building Envelope systems are designed for use in sustainable buildings that last longer, while using less energy and fossil fuels.
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.
Wind Load Resistance, Impact Resistance and Surface Distortion of Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
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.
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
“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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions around the use of DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ for Multifamily construction.
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.
DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers for commercial use are compliant with NFPA 285 standards for vertical fire performance in exterior wall assemblies.
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.
How the right material selection helps you get the root of warranty issues.
Smart tactics for using name-brand materials to appeal to savvy homebuyers.
Millennials shop for homes differently — and more than ever, materials matter.
DuPont Building Envelope systems bring 30 years of innovation to providing air and moisture control for today’s energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.
Meet the DuPont building science experts responsible for developing innovative, energy efficient building envelope products and knowledge solutions.
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
Comparison shows Tyvek® weather barriers offer superior performance over ZIP System® Wall Sheathing in five key areas.
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.
Tyvek® weather barriers are a must to protect wall systems that include exterior foam sheathing from air and water infiltration.
DuPont building science collaborations with industry organizations are central to developing more sustainable, innovative construction practices, standards, and codes.
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.
DuPont Building Envelope solutions apply building science to help residential contractors create more durable, energy-efficient homes.
Zodiaq® London Sky is a softened hue that allows for a modern, classic design to blend with almost any design.
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® 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!
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.
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® 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.
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.
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.
Tedlar® PVF film provides cost effective long lasting aesthethic protection that is easy to clean and safe for archetectural applications.
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.
This article discusses the complex issue of FR garment comfort, explaining the three pillars of comfort and the importance of conducting a wear trial.
Do you choose FR clothing based on compliance or protection? This article explains the importance of choosing FR garments based on specific hazards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tyvek® presents myths and facts about airtightness, and the impact of air leakage on energy use, durability, comfort and indoor air quality.
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.
Common misconceptions about building airtightness, R-value, and the value of a vapor barrier, with building science facts from the DuPontTM Building Knowledge Center.