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2014 FDIC Prize Winner

2014 FDIC Prize Winner

To kick off the “Together We Rise to any Challenge” project, we awarded a station house entertainment system to one of this year’s participants. This year’s winner is Patrick O’Rourke from the Garden City Fire Department in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Patrick.

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.

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.

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.

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 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™ 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 Tyvek® for Cargo Covers

DuPont Tyvek® for Cargo Covers

See why DuPont™ Tyvek® is the ideal material for Cargo Covers.

DuPont™ Tyvek® provides the unmatched combination of protection, breathability, and durability

DuPont unveiling third-generation Tyvek® Cargo Cover at the 'LogiPharma' supply chain event in Montreux 19th - 21st April 2016

DuPont unveiling third-generation Tyvek® Cargo Cover at the 'LogiPharma' supply chain event in Montreux 19th - 21st April 2016

The new Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50 Cargo Cover redefines this thermal protection genre and promises to be a 'game-changer'.

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.

Jonäno Innovative Fabric and Sorona®

Jonäno Innovative Fabric and Sorona®

Material ConneXion, the world’s largest innovative materials library, has added Jonäno MaÏsse™ fabric, a blend of organic bamboo and DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber, to its materials collection.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Adidas Dark Ops Cleats

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Adidas Dark Ops Cleats

Paying tribute to the U.S. military, adidas Football unveiled the new Dark Ops Collection, inspired by the footwear and accessories worn by the elite forces of the U.S. military. Built for speed and performance, the Dark Ops Collection of cleats features the 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 x KEVLAR® and Freak x KEVLAR®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: ADSS Cables

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: ADSS Cables

Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co.,Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of cable systems and offers a variety of optical fiber cable fittings such as ADSS cables that are made with DuPont™ Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: AngloAmerican

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: AngloAmerican

In mining, the subject of conveyor belts is critical and strategic for businesses since downtime and unexpected maintenance generate thousands of dollars in annual losses. See how DuPont™ Kevlar® helped AngloAmerican increase durability of conveyor belts and generate savings.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Armourshield UK

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Armourshield UK

Armourshield UK and DuPont™ Kevlar continue to partner together, creating a wide range of armored solutions catering to the needs of governments worldwide.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Body Armor Milipol

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Body Armor Milipol

During the Milipol exhibition in Paris last November, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Kevlar®, showcasing the evolution of body armor through the ages.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Chesterfield County

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Chesterfield County

Members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors recently presented DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman a resolution to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of Kevlar®. The ceremony was held at DuPont’s Spruance Plant, which has been part of the Chesterfield County community for more than 80 years.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Draggin Jeans

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Draggin Jeans

Founder of the iconic motorbike apparel Draggin, Grant Mackintosh, uses Kevlar® to form a jean lining that is soft, breathable, flexible and non-allergenic.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fenner Precision

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fenner Precision

DuPont™ Kevlar® is used as reinforcement in many Fenner Precision polyurethane timing belts, but the one in the BiOM® T2 System is unique because it enables the only commercially available powered ankle-foot prosthetic device on the market today.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fiber-Line®

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fiber-Line®

Vince Pappas, founder of the company Fiber-Line®, shares his personal story of how Kevlar® has defined his career.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fight the Kraken

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Fight the Kraken

An inspirational story of dedication and determination, as two master oarswomen attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, CA to Honolulu, HI using a boat made with DuPont™ Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Gary Linden

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Gary Linden

Gary Linden, 65, surfboard legend, shaper and founder of the Big Wave World Tour set out to design a better surfboard using DuPont™ Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Gelvenor Textiles

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Gelvenor Textiles

DuPont customer, Gelvenor Textiles celebrated its 50th anniversary on the night of May 14, 2015, while DuPont celebrated 50 years of Kevlar® innovative success.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Globe

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Globe

Globe Manufacturing Company's founders established the turnout gear category more than a century ago, and then revolutionized it by including both DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger Moments: Gossamer Albatross

Kevlar® Dare Bigger Moments: Gossamer Albatross

In the late 1970’s, DuPont sponsored a pedal-powered aircraft named Gossamer Albatross, a lightweight plane that promised to achieve the first human-powered flight over the English Channel.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Herb Blades

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Herb Blades

Herbert Blades is a retired DuPont scientist who was instrumental in the commercialization of DuPont™ Kevlar®. He was awarded the prestigious DuPont Lavoisier Medal in 1991 for commercial fiber spinning processes, including air-gap and flash spinning. The Lavoisier Medal honors men and women throughout the history of DuPont whose extraordinary technical achievements have resulted in significant business impact and enduring scientific value.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Inspired by Stephanie Kwolek

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Inspired by Stephanie Kwolek

Through the 50 years since Stephanie Kwolek made her discoveries at the DuPont Experimental Station that led to the invention of DuPont™ Kevlar®, many students across the globe have seen her as a role model and been inspired to use her story as a basis for academic research. Joel Westfahl, who submitted the following story, is an example.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Inventing in America

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Inventing in America

Stephanie Kwolek, whose discoveries led to the invention of DuPont™ Kevlar®, will be featured in the exhibit through items on loan from Hagley Museum & Library, a Smithsonian affiliate.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Linear Composites Limited

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Linear Composites Limited

Linear Composites Limited's test of ropes made with Kevlar® remarkably showed almost imperceptible creep in almost 40 years of continual testing.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Mad River Canoe

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Mad River Canoe

From the beginning, Mad River Canoe explored new designs and experimented with new materials. They were the first to introduce Kevlar™ to the canoe industry.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Novelis South America

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Novelis South America

The use of DuPont™ Kevlar® in gloves for Novelis resulted amazing levels of protection and users’ total satisfaction, in addition to the elimination of work injuries resulting from hand cuts and significant improvement in the cost/benefit ratio.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Officer Santana

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Officer Santana

Officer Alline Santana, a member of the Mato Grosso Military Police Department in Brazil, tells her story of how the DuPont™ Kevlar® - IIIA level vest saved her life during a gun fight.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Oriental Rubber

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Oriental Rubber

Oriental Rubber Industries worked collaboratively with the DuPont Dare Bigger™ platform to challenge the existing conveying solutions with DuPont advanced materials and capabilities.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Safariland Group

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Safariland Group

Safariland and DuPont™ Kevlar® continue to partner together to bring functional body armor to military and law enforcement personnel.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Stephanie Kwolek Headstrong

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Stephanie Kwolek Headstrong

The final chapter of a new book released this month by Broadway Books is dedicated to Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont scientist and inventor whose discoveries 50 years ago led to the invention of DuPont™ Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: The Big Ride

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: The Big Ride

Read about an inspirational bike ride across America accomplished with no flat tires, a feat done on tires reinforced with Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Toyota Brazil

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Toyota Brazil

Toyota Brazil adopted the use of gloves, wrist protectors, and protection sleeves made with DuPont™ Kevlar® to improve the level of protection for their employees.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Water Main Renewal

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Water Main Renewal

See why a foreign water supplier decided to deploy Primus Line® technology, which is based on the use of a flexible, thin-walled tube woven from DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, for renewing a water main.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Youngstown Gloves

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Youngstown Gloves

Youngstown Glove Company announces the release of a first-of-its-kind FR Emergency Gas Glove in conjunction with the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition.

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for Tire Reinforcement

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for Tire Reinforcement

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for tire reinforcement is based on a new method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber. Read the study that explains the science behind this innovative pulp that has been adopted with success in the automobile industry.

Kevlar® X Games Details

Kevlar® X Games Details

Click here to view DuPont™ Kevlar® promotional schedule for the ESPN's 2015 Summer X Games.

Kevlar® Yarn Color Samples

Kevlar® Yarn Color Samples

Kevlar® is available in a variety of vibrant pigmented yarns including tan, orange, red, green, blue, charcoal and black that can advance your innovations with greater aesthetic and functional design flexibility.

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.

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.

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Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

Second Chance® has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.

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.

Sorona® Performance in Apparel

Sorona® Performance in Apparel

DuPont™ Sorona® delivers innovative performance to all types of textile fibers for apparel. A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® provides exceptional softness, comfort stretch, superior tensile strength, lower dyeing temperatures and more. No other fiber combines so many performance and environmental benefits.

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.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Events

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Events

Join us at the following events for more information on DuPont™ Tyvek™ Air Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers News

Tyvek® Cargo Covers News

Stay up to date on everything DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Presentations and Publications

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Presentations and Publications

View past presentations and publications on DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Product Line Detail

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Product Line Detail

An overview of the all the available sizes for DuPont™ Tyvek™ Air Cargo Covers.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Products and Services

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Products and Services

An overview of the products and services offered through Tyvek­™ Air Cargo Covers

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Temperature Management Performance

Tyvek® Cargo Covers Temperature Management Performance

Tyvek® Cargo Covers provide hours of additional cold chain break protection by substantially lowering peak temperatures.

Tyvek® Cargo Covers: Where to Buy

Tyvek® Cargo Covers: Where to Buy

Material Concepts is a leading authorized supplier of DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers in North America, offering Cargo Covers made with Tyvek® for sale.

Tyvek® Contact Us Directory

Webinar: FR Garments - Launderability and the Impact on Protection

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Webinar: How much is your FR garment costing you really

Webinar: PPE Overview for Automotive Workers

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