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Cut Standards

Cut Standards

To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.

Corian® Design Studios

Corian® Design Studios

DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios help fire the imaginations of architects, designers, and fabricators with innovative and inspiring uses of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.

What Keeps You Safe?

What Keeps You Safe?

“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

Energy Efficient Homes

Energy Efficient Homes

DuPont Building Envelope systems bring 30 years of innovation to providing air and moisture control for today’s energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

From reduced consumption of non-renewable energy resulting in a reduced dependence on oil to reduced CO2 emissions, the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment shows the sustainability benefits of Sorona® versus petroleum-based materials like nylon.

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.

DuPont Bio-Based Products

DuPont Bio-Based Products

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®

In August of 2011, DuPont™ Sorona® received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification — third-party verification that Sorona® polymer meets the most stringent safety standards and is suitable for a wide range of carpet and textile applications including those intended for babies and toddlers.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

About the Project

About the Project

For over 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® have been committed to providing material solutions that help improve the safety of workers—from industrial workers to EMTs and firefighters. ‘Together We Rise to Any Challenge’ was created to help document the life-saving stories of firefighters through a combination of videotaped interviews and individual portraits.

Our Partners

Tyvek® Fluid Applied Product Availability Locator

Tyvek® Fluid Applied Product Availability Locator

A geographic overview of where to purchase Tyvek® Fluid Applied.

Building Science Experts

Building Science Experts

Meet the DuPont building science experts responsible for developing innovative, energy efficient building envelope products and knowledge solutions.

Building Envelope CEU: Take our new video CEUs right from our site on NFPA 285 and Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes.

Building Envelope CEU: Take our new video CEUs right from our site on NFPA 285 and Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes.

Stay up-to-date and earn hours towards your continuing education requirements with Building Envelope systems CEU for construction professionals. Take our new video CEUs right from our site on NFPA 285 and Fluid Applied Air Barrier Membranes.

Cut Test Methods

Cut Test Methods

Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.

EPA Guidelines

EPA Guidelines

Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.

Training and Continuing Education

Training and Continuing Education

At DuPont, we take particular satisfaction in our work with the creative community: architects, designers, artists. That’s why we are committed to providing continuing education classes and seminars, to help us create ever more beautiful and functional buildings.

Flow Architect featuring DuPont Surfaces

Flow Architect featuring DuPont Surfaces

FLOW Architech chief designer and founder, Shadi Shahrokhi, discusses his FLOW speaker designs and why he chooses to work with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.

Sustainable Design Just Got Easier

Sustainable Design Just Got Easier

Thanks to the durable and renewable properties of Corian®, consumers, builders, architects and designers can do their part for their environment.

Healthcare Interior Design

Healthcare Interior Design

A rapidly growing body of research reveals the influence of architecture and design on all aspects of healthcare. That's why DuPont collaborates with leading healthcare interior design experts to create the DuPont™ Corian® Healing Colors Collection.

Corian® Ideas for Your Next Design

Corian® Ideas for Your Next Design

Corian® solid surface lets your ideas run wild with endless possibilities for lighting and textural effects, monolithic flowing forms, and bold, unique colors.

Match Any Color with Corian® Custom Colors

Match Any Color with Corian® Custom Colors

Introducing DuPont™ Corian® Custom Colors - you supply a color sample and the color scientists at DuPont will match it as exactly as possible.

Corian® Color Evolution

Corian® Color Evolution

A refined and enhanced color palette for DuPont™ Corian®

DuPont Interior Design Trends

DuPont Interior Design Trends

DuPont and forecasting agency Global Color Research help architects, designers, and fabricators explore future interior design trends in color tone and texture.

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare Design and DuPont Innovation

Healthcare building design is changing and DuPont is at the forefront, collaborating with healthcare architects and designers to create innovative new healthcare building design solutions.

Earn LEED® Certification Points with DuPont Surfaces

Earn LEED® Certification Points with DuPont Surfaces

Earn LEED® certification points with DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq® surfaces.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®

The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.

Comfort & Heat Stress

Comfort & Heat Stress

For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.

NFPA 70E® Electric Arc

NFPA 70E® Electric Arc

The NFPA 70E® electric arc flash standard addresses electrical safety–related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.

Thermal Regulations Overview

Thermal Regulations Overview

DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

Air Leakage Testing

Air Leakage Testing

Air leakage testing shows Tyvek® commercial air barrier assemblies exceed a range of requirements, when tested in accordance with ASTM E2357.

Controlling Air Leakage

Controlling Air Leakage

Tyvek® presents myths and facts about airtightness, and the impact of air leakage on energy use, durability, comfort and indoor air quality.

NFPA 2113 Overview

NFPA 2113 Overview

NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.

NFPA 2112 Overview

NFPA 2112 Overview

NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

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Where to Buy Information

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