Creating sustainable solutions to society’s most pressing challenges
From better, safer probiotics that support the body’s immune system, to innovations for electric and autonomous vehicles, and new technologies that enable life-giving medical care and access to clean water, our businesses work with customers and industry leaders to help build a safer, healthier and more sustainable world for all.
Renault Sport Racing and DuPont
This strategic technical partnership to deliver new technology, beginning with hybrid and electric powertrain solutions 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.
Now, even expectant moms can know their baby is okay.
The Owlet Band—made with DuPont™ Intexar™ ultra-thin fabric sensors—sits around the mother's abdomen and sends real-time data to a smartphone. Using novel, state-of-the-art algorithms, the Band extracts fetal heartbeat and movement from bioelectrical signals. This data provides the mother important insights into the wellness of her developing infant during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, so she can see and potentially share these results with friends and family.
Reducing Emissions in Transportation
The transportation sector is the fastest growing generator of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, accounting for about 23 percent of total global carbon dioxide emissions. DuPont is improving motors and batteries in electric vehicles and replacing heavy metal automotive parts with lightweight, high-performance transportation resins. Our technologies enable vehicle improvements for safer, more fuel-efficient, and lower emission transportation, supporting a lower carbon economy.
Transforming Wastewater Into Drinking Water
By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world's population living in water-stressed regions. Southern California’s Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System utilizes DuPont’s FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis membranes to treat and transform wastewater into over 100 million gallons of clean drinking water every day. FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis elements clean roughly 18 liters of water per day for each man, woman, and child on the planet.