DuPont Transportation & Industrial created DuPont™ Zytel® RS to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels without sacrificing performance. These renewably sourced nylon resins are designed for high strength, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and overall durability. The renewable content in Zytel® RS grades comes from sebacic acid that has been extracted from castor oil, a non-food, plant-based source. A broad range of grades are available, with renewable content ranging from 20–100%.
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.
Renault Sport Racing and DuPont today announced a multi-year strategic technical partnership to deliver new technology to help advance Formula 1 and other racing programs. Through a shared vision to address unique challenges in the rapidly changing mainstream automotive industry, Renault Sport Racing and DuPont will also explore opportunities to co-innovate and accelerate development of new technology for future consumer and road car applications.
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.