DuPont Electronics & Imaging’s Cyrel® FAST flexographic platemaking system increases pressroom productivity while reducing costs and requiring 63% less energy than legacy systems, with 54% fewer GHG emissions. Our FAST machines use a dry thermal technology for plate development, eliminating conventional solvents and aqueous washout solutions.
DuPont’s Spark Digital team is working on a project using machine learning to predict maintenance for FAST machines. Preventative maintenance helps keep the machines up and running, which in turn helps DuPont customers to better plan maintenance schedules and reduce downtime by avoiding emergency repairs.
We launched DuPont Spark Digital in 2019 to build momentum around enhancing our digital capabilities to optimize our strategic areas of our business—primarily Supply Chain & Manufacturing, but also in Customer Experience, R&D, and Support Function.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.