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2014-08-21 16:27:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT), today announced that James W. Armstrong has been promoted to Chief Accounting Officer. Armstrong joined DuPont Fabros Technology at the time of its initial public offering in 2007 as the Director of Financial Reporting. In this role, Armstrong was instrumental in preparing DFT for compliance with Securities and Exchange reporting requirements as well as meeting the financial reporting control...

2014-08-21 12:24:06

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today DuPont filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SunEdison and its affiliate NVT LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. In its complaint, DuPont alleges that by sourcing and using photovoltaic cells and solar modules containing Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (into which the former Cheil Industries Inc. merged) front side metallization paste, SunEdison infringes DuPont's patented tellurium paste technology. The...

2014-08-18 08:21:05

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nanocomposites Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Nanocomposites are a class of materials, which incorporate nano-sized particles in a matrix of other materials such as polymers. Such nano-sized particles enhance the properties of the matrix material, including characteristics such as mechanical strength, electrical and thermal...

2014-08-14 23:05:29

The Facility will Include Two State-of-the-Art Automated Greenhouses and is Expected to be Completed in 2016 NEWARK, Del. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 DuPont Pioneer today announced plans to build a $35 million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center in Newark, Del. The nearly 134,000 square foot facility will include two state-of-the-art automated greenhouses and is expected to be completed in 2016, with room for future expansion. “The new DuPont Pioneer Delaware...

2014-08-06 23:06:13

DuPont Advanced Materials Positioned to Help Lower Emissions, Improve Fuel Economy Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Ask anyone in the automotive design or engineering community what technologies they are working on to lower emissions and improve fuel economy and half the time you’ll hear “lightweighting,” according to the results of a July WardsAuto survey sponsored by DuPont. Also topping the list are engine efficiency programs, vehicle electrification and adoption of diesel...

2014-08-06 12:23:25

ALBANY, New York, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has published a new market report titled "Titanium Dioxide Market for Paints & Coatings, Plastic, Paper and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the global titanium dioxide market was valued at USD 13.14 billion in 2013 and is anticipated to reach USD 17.12 billion by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 3.8% from...

2014-08-06 12:23:04

ALBANY, New York, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Dyestuff (Black Color) Market for Nylon Textile Fibers for Home Textiles, Apparels and Other (Multi-filament Fiber and Tow) End-users - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the global dyestuff (black color) market for nylon textile fibers was valued at USD 120.8 million in 2013 and is likely...

2014-08-01 16:21:52

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont today announced the election of Ulf M. "Mark" Schneider, President and CEO of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA to its board of directors, effective Oct. 22. "Mark leads a significant global healthcare business and brings strong operating and international experience, including valuable perspective in emerging markets," said DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman. "He will be a strong asset to DuPont as we continue to...

2014-07-31 23:06:08

With a rapidly growing user base in the consumer and professional market, SmarTech believes that high value-added plastic materials used by 3D printers represent a high-margin opportunity for materials companies, equipment manufacturers and others in the 3D printing supply chain. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 According to “Plastics In 3D Printing Markets: A Ten-Year Opportunity Forecast,” a new report from the industry analysts SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for...

2014-07-28 23:02:34

The Blowing Agents consumption market is likely to grow by 5.8% to reach 452.0 kilotons by 2019. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/blowing-agents-market-71329121.html. (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The report, “Blowing Agents Market by Type, by Foam Type & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2019” defines and segments the global blowing agents market with analysis and forecasting of the global consumption volume and value. Browse more than 101 market data tables with 39...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'