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2014-10-31 12:22:29

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), an energy technology holding company, announced today that Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. has accepted the Board's invitation to serve as a Director. Mr. Woolard will fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Andy Sassine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120426/NY96114LOGO Mr. Woolard served as chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont from 1989 to 1995 and as chairman until 1997. He was...

2014-10-30 23:06:42

Experts Discuss How Food Science Innovation Will Meet the Challenges of the Next 50 Years BRABAND, Denmark (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As it celebrates 50 years of innovation at the company’s largest R&D facility for food ingredients in Brabrand, Denmark, DuPont’s Nutrition & Health business is hosting food industry, government and academic leaders in discussions on how food and nutrition will evolve to meet growing global population needs in the next 50 years. "Today we...

2014-10-30 04:20:17

LONDON, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles O. Holliday as Chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting ("AGM"), subject to his re-appointment as a Director of the Company by shareholders at the AGM. Mr Holliday will succeed Jorma Ollila who will step down from the Board with effect from the conclusion of the...

2014-10-28 08:24:32

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Quarter Highlights -- Operating earnings per share of $0.54 were up 20 percent from $0.45 per share last year, in-line with the company's expectations communicated with 2Q earnings. GAAP(1) earnings per share were $0.47 versus $0.28 last year. -- Sales were $7.5 billion versus $7.7 billion in the same period last year, down 3 percent due to portfolio changes. -- Volume grew across most...

2014-10-24 23:04:18

Demand for Healthier Soybean Oil Grows Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness announced today that Perdue plans to more than double the acreage contracted for Plenish® high oleic soybeans in 2015 in geographies supplying its soybean crush facility in Salisbury, Md. The high oleic soybean oil produced from this program will target several markets including foodservice and food manufacturers looking for healthier oil alternatives with good...

2014-10-24 12:23:10

Thomas M. Connelly to Retire After 37 Years with DuPont WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today DuPont announced that it has named James C. Collins, Jr. and Matthew L. Trerotola, both currently senior vice presidents, as executive vice presidents and members of the company's Office of the Chief Executive (OCE), effective Dec. 1. Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., executive vice president and chief innovation officer, has elected to retire following 37 years of service with...

2014-10-23 12:23:33

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont declared a fourth quarter common stock dividend of 47 cents per share payable December 12, 2014, to stockholders of record November 14, 2014. This dividend is the same as what was paid in the third quarter 2014. This is the 441st consecutive quarterly dividend since the company's first dividend in the fourth quarter of 1904. Regular quarterly dividends of $1.12-1/2 per share on the $4.50 series preferred stock and 87-1/2 cents...

2014-10-21 16:22:59

New DuPont(TM) Formacel® 1100 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Lower GWP and Improved Energy Efficiency WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fluorochemicals (DuPont) announced today that Formacel® 1100 has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a foam expansion agent or blowing agent. The purpose of the SNAP Program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away...

2014-10-21 12:22:28

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The allegations outlined in the Statement of Objections are baseless and conflict with the EU's own laws that encourage collaboration on development. Honeywell is confident that our practices are consistent with the law and that the Commission will conclude that we acted in full compliance with European Union competition rules. By collaborating on expensive and risky development, Honeywell and DuPont were able to develop HFO-1234yf...

2014-10-21 12:21:08

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thierry F.J. Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, said the following about the European Commission's Statement of Objections: "DuPont has complied at all times with applicable laws in its development and commercialization of HFO-1234yf, and we plan to defend vigorously against the Commission's allegations and preliminary conclusions. This is one step in a long process, and while it may take years to be resolved,...


Latest DuPont Reference Libraries

OncoMouse
2013-10-02 09:29:43

The OncoMouse or Harvard Mouse is a type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified utilizing modification designed by Philip Leder and Timothy A. Stewart, of Harvard University, to carry a certain gene called an activated oncogene. The activated oncogene considerably increases the mouse’s vulnerability to cancer, therefore making the mouse suitable for cancer research. The rights to the invention were owned by DuPont until recently. The USPTO found that the patent expired in...

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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-10-11 19:45:07

Nylon, a synthetic polymer, was first produced by Wallace Carothers in 1935. It is one of the most commonly used polymers. The thermoplastic, silky material was first used in a nylon-bristled toothbrush, then women's stockings. Nylon was made of repeating units linked by amide bonds and is frequently referred to as ppolyamide (PA). There are two common methods of making nylon for fiber applications. It was the first commercially successful synthetic polymer. It was originally intended...

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