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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,...

2014-10-21 04:20:42

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GVC S.A. has reached an agreement with Kuraray Co., Ltd. ("Kuraray") to buy the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ("DuPont") including the production facility in Uentrop, Germany, the R&D center in Mechelen, Belgium, licenses to IP and know-how used in the Business and a long term supply agreement for PVB resin (the "Business") (collectively referred to as the...

2014-10-20 23:02:41

A small business was created to provide customers with the protection they need from the Ebola Virus. Destin, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ebolasuits.com believes that providing customers with the highest quality garments that protect against disease and hazardous material is their duty. With the World Health Organization (WHO) deeming the current Ebola outbreak “the greatest medical concern of our times,” they are following up on the notion that stopping the spread of the virus is the...

2014-10-20 12:24:41

Company Expects New Family of Products will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Content of Refrigerants by 245 Million Tons CO2 Equivalent Worldwide by 2025 WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fluorochemicals (DuPont) today announced the introduction of three new refrigerants in its more sustainable DuPont(TM) Opteon® family. These refrigerants have far lower global warming potential (GWP) than the products they are designed to replace and will enable compliance with a growing...

2014-10-17 23:03:20

Annual Survey Ranks DuPont Among Top Employers for Seventh Consecutive Year Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 For the seventh consecutive year, DuPont was ranked among top employers, as published in today’s print issue of Science magazine. The Science and Science Careers’ annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to determine the 20 best employers. Rankings were determined based on responses from 5,394 employees,...

2014-10-16 23:06:11

Complete Entries Must Be Received by Feb. 27, 2015 Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 DuPont announces that its 2015 Safety and Sustainability Awards will be open to companies worldwide, rather than just those in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. “Over the last decade, the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards have become widely recognized among industrial companies as a benchmark for workplace safety and sustainability,” said James R. Weigand, president,...

2014-10-14 23:14:42

Wright & Schulte LLC Continues To File C8 Lawsuits After C8 Science Panel Report Found Kidney Cancer And Five Other Health Complications Have Links To C8 Contaminated Water From Dupont’s Washington Works Plant in West Virginia. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC has filed a C8 lawsuit lawsuit on behalf of a 45-year-old West Virginia man who alleges that he developed kidney cancer as a result of consuming C8 contaminated water. According to the C8...

2014-10-13 23:02:11

Products Include GORE® Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800), GORE® GR Sheet Gasketing, GORE® Series 500 Gasket Tape and GORE® Joint Sealant Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 MECS, Inc. (MECS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has entered into a collaboration agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) to enhance customer access to world-class sealant technologies in the sulfuric acid industry. “This agreement deepens our commitment to helping our...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.