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2014-01-23 23:22:40

Efforts Will Include Increasing Access to Technology, Crop Biofortification and Capacity Building Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On the margins of the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, DuPont and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe and transformative agricultural innovations. Signed by DuPont Executive Vice President...

2014-01-23 23:21:43

Kullman Highlights Company’s Success with Offerings across the Full Value Chain DAVOS, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman participated in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here today to discuss what environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security. The panel, moderated by Administrator of USAID Rajiv J. Shah, also featured Prime Minister of Ethiopia...

2014-01-22 23:02:16

Operational Risk Management is Becoming Critical, Especially in Light of Major Industrial Incidents Across the Globe Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Global operations management consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions has announced the creation of a new suite of methodologies aimed at helping companies to bolster their operational risk management systems. These solutions help companies to address technical skill shortages – an unintended consequence of demographic change –...

2014-01-21 23:20:57

Awards Program Refresh Highlights Changing Industry Trends Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 DuPont Packaging announced today the call for entries in the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition. The awards program returns for a new year with refreshing changes that reflect current trends in the packaging industry. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2014. “The DuPont Packaging Awards honor packaging...

2014-01-21 16:21:45

DuPont distributors gain access to Refrigerant Asset System(TM), enabling them to provide EOS customers with a nationwide refrigerant distribution network that allows simplified tracking of refrigerant SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Climate announced today that it will provide the DuPont refrigerant distributor network access to its pioneering Refrigerant Asset System, which was launched last November. Through this collaboration, EOS offers its customers access to...

2014-01-21 12:25:35

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global and China High Performance Fiber Industry Report, 2013-2016High-performance fibers boast important strategic materials. Notably, aramid fiber, carbon fiber and high-strength PE fiber are the most widely applied high-performance fibers with the most impressive comprehensive performance. At present, China is still in the fledging stage when it comes to the application of...

2014-01-21 08:25:42

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that the Board of Directors appointed Nicholas C. Fanandakis and Steve Gunby as directors of the Company, effective January 20, 2014. Mr. Fanandakis joins the Board as an independent director, following the action of the Board to increase its overall size to nine...

2014-01-17 23:02:34

Hagley Museum and Library celebrates a record visitor count to its digital archives in 2013 with 131,144 visitors. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Hagley Museum and Library celebrates a record visitor count to its digital archives in 2013 with 131,144 visitors. Hagley’s Digital Archives is an online selection of images, documents and publications from the library’s collections. Since the digital archives’ launch in 2008, 2013 was the first year that had more than 100,000...

2014-01-15 23:03:09

Wright & Schulte LLC is Currently Representing Numerous West Virginia and Ohio Residents in a Chemical Spill Resulting in C8 Lawsuits That Allege Illness and Death Due to C8 Pollution from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC by are already representing many Ohio and West Virginia residents in previous chemical spills, and were deeply disturbed by news of the recent chemical spill...

2014-01-15 23:02:56

NatureFest celebrates the science and beauty of the natural world. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Be blown away by Hagley Museum and Library’s 2014 NatureFest on May 3. This year’s theme is the power of wind. Learn about the importance of wind from pollinating plants to creating energy. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members, $2 for members, and free for all children 5 and under. Use Hagley’s Buck Road entrance off Route 100. NatureFest...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.