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Kevlar Creator Stephanie Kwolek Passes Away
2014-06-22 07:31:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The American chemist credited with the development of Kevlar fiber, the exceptionally strong material used to create protective vests capable of resisting bullets, has passed away at the age of 90. Stephanie L. Kwolek, who was working at a DuPont laboratory in 1965 when she discovered the lightweight fiber used in the body armor and protective gear used by law enforcement and military personnel all over the world, died Wednesday...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...

2014-06-18 23:08:17

The Republic of Korea Army Recognized at Eurosatory 2014 Paris (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 DuPont Protection Technologies today announced that over one million bullet-resistant vests made with DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ have been sold globally since the advanced material was launched at Eurosatory in 2008. The milestone was marked with an award to the Republic of Korea Army, the recipient of the millionth vest, in conjunction with this year’s exhibition in Paris. The accelerated adoption...

2014-06-18 16:21:10

Leading Man Requested Next-gen Protective Technology After an NFL Team Owner Referral GLEN MILLS, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live. Die. Repeat. When actor Tom Cruise and the stunt team for Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' edge-of-summer actioner Edge of Tomorrow, were seeking added protection for challenging stunt work on set, they turned to leading supplemental protective gear manufacturer Unequal(® )Technologies. Unequal manufactures supplemental...

2014-06-17 23:14:34

A Recent C8 Lawsuit Contends C8 Tainted Drinking Water DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Tainted Area Water Supply Allegedly Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 A recent C8 lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Ohio man who developed testicular cancer allegedly from C8 contaminated drinking water, a toxic chemical released from DuPont's Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia. The C8 lawsuit contends that the 58-year-old Belpre, Ohio, man has...

2014-06-09 08:36:05

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) today announced that it has completed commissioning and has opened Phase IIA of its SC1 data center located in Santa Clara, California. The phase is comprised of 9.1 megawatts of available critical load and is 77% leased on a critical load basis and 75% leased on a computer room square feet ("CRSF") basis. The Company also has commenced development of Phase IIB of its SC1 data center comprised of 9.1...

2014-06-05 23:08:44

Growers to Benefit from New Encirca℠ Services Nitrogen Management Tools DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 DuPont Pioneer has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with eight Midwestern land-grant universities through their respective soil nutrition management experts to help growers more sustainably maximize crop yields. Through support offered by Pioneer, this collaboration will pull together expertise in different soil nutrition areas and generate field data to improve crop...

2014-06-05 16:28:00

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant, Insecticide Resistant, And Other Stacked Traits) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To...

2014-06-04 16:21:35

Surface Care Business Offers Solutions for Protection of Stone & Tile Surfaces Under the DuPont(TM) StoneTech® Professional, DuPont(TM) Stone Care, and DuPont(TM) Paver Armor Pro Brands BETHANY, Conn. and WILMINGTON, Del., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LATICRETE and DuPont announced today that they have reached a definitive agreement for LATICRETE to purchase the DuPont Surface Care business. The transaction is expected to close later this month, subject to customary closing...

2014-06-03 23:09:31

Dare Bigger™ Launches with X Games Austin, Kevlar® Documentary Debuts on BBC Horizons Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 DuPont Protection Technologies today announced the new DuPont™ Kevlar® brand platform, Dare Bigger™, and a sponsorship of ESPN X Games through 2015. Kevlar®, an advanced material synonymous with strength, durability and performance in extreme conditions, is the perfect sponsor for the powerful global event platform where athletes break the...


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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