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Compare DuPont™ Tyvek® WRB to the ZIP System®

Compare DuPont™ Tyvek® WRB to the ZIP System®

Comparison shows Tyvek® weather barriers offer superior performance over ZIP System® Wall Sheathing in five key areas.

Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

Wind Load Resistance, Impact Resistance and Surface Distortion of Vinyl Siding Installed Over DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0

Understanding Vapour Permeability

Understanding Vapour Permeability

See how the optimal level of vapour permeability – a key Tyvek® difference – helps promote drying, and protects against water damage and mold in wall systems.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Homewrap® on Operation Build

DuPont™ Tyvek® Homewrap® on Operation Build

DuPont™ Tyvek® Homewrap® and DuPont Weatherization products were featured on a recent episode of Operation Build on A&E.

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Buildings

DuPont Building Envelope systems are designed for use in sustainable buildings that last longer, while using less energy and fossil fuels.

Top Green Builder Media’s 2016 Readers' Choice Survey

Top Green Builder Media’s 2016 Readers' Choice Survey

DuPont Building Innovations products were named #1 in their categories in GreenBuilder magazine’s latest survey of green professionals.

Protecting The R-Value Of Insulation

Protecting The R-Value Of Insulation

Tyvek® products help maintain the R-Value of insulation by reducing air movement through walls and providing resistance to damaging water infiltration.

Protecting Foam Sheathing

Protecting Foam Sheathing

Tyvek® weather barriers are a must to protect wall systems that include exterior foam sheathing from air and water infiltration.

Future-Proofing Your Homes

Future-Proofing Your Homes

How the right material selection helps you get the root of warranty issues.

LEED® Certified Building

LEED® Certified Building

DuPont™ Building Envelope system products can help contribute to a LEED® certified building by helping to seal the building envelope against both air and water infiltration.

Using Intelligent Marketing to Promote Intelligent Products

Using Intelligent Marketing to Promote Intelligent Products

Smart tactics for using name-brand materials to appeal to savvy homebuyers.

What New Data Reveals About the Evolving Homebuyer

What New Data Reveals About the Evolving Homebuyer

Millennials shop for homes differently — and more than ever, materials matter.

Tyvek® Fluid Applied Product Availability Locator

Tyvek® Fluid Applied Product Availability Locator

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

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.

Design Without Compromise: Balancing Durable And Energy-Efficient Buildings

Design Without Compromise: Balancing Durable And Energy-Efficient Buildings

DuPont Building Scientist Maria Spinu, Ph.D. discusses recent energy code changes, and how they are challenging traditional thinking about energy efficient building, and creating new best practices.

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.

Choosing The Best House Wrap

Choosing The Best House Wrap

Compare the material science and performance of DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers with perforated wraps, to determine the best house wrap for vapor permeability and air and water holdout.

Building Science Experts

Building Science Experts

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

DuPont Building Science Collaborations

DuPont Building Science Collaborations

DuPont building science collaborations with industry organizations are central to developing more sustainable, innovative construction practices, standards, and codes.

Building Envelope Testing

Building Envelope Testing

DuPont building science has led to the development of portable wall assembly testing stations specially designed for real-world building envelope testing in a variety of challenging climates.

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.

Building Envelope Solutions

Building Envelope Solutions

DuPont Building Envelope solutions apply building science to help residential contractors create more durable, energy-efficient homes.

Airtightness And Other Myths

Airtightness And Other Myths

Common misconceptions about building airtightness, R-value, and the value of a vapor barrier, with building science facts from the DuPontTM Building Knowledge Center.

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.

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.

Zodiaq® Slab Information

Zodiaq® Slab Information

Zodiaq® can be used for a wide range of horizontal and vertical applications across all sorts of environments. It can be cut to exact requirements with complete precision. It is worked and installed using the same techniques and machinery as natural stone.

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertops Installation

Planning Your Zodiaq® Countertops Installation

Here’s what you need to know about installing quartz countertops created with DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces. Topics covered include locating a retailer, measuring, budgeting time and money, and residential warranty information.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops

How to Clean Quartz Countertops

There’s not much of a curve when it comes to learning how to clean quartz countertops— especially those created with durable, stain-resistant DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface. This helpful guide is all you need to keep your Zodiaq® countertops gleaming with the natural beauty of quartz for many years to come.

Planning Your Countertop Installation

Planning Your Countertop Installation

Here, you’ll find helpful information on residential countertop installation basics, including locating a retailer, measuring, and budgeting both time and money.

DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surface Compared to Other Materials

DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surface Compared to Other Materials

See how attractive DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface looks when you compare quartz countertops with granite and polyester solid surface.

CAD Technical Drawings

CAD Technical Drawings

The most professional, accurate diagrams available to aid you in all phases of design and installation in DWG and PDF file format.

Specification Templates

Specification Templates

Microsoft Word templates that can be utilized for creating product specification documents.

NEXT Installations at the DuPont Corian® Design Studio NY

NEXT Installations at the DuPont Corian® Design Studio NY

Designers, Erik Tietz and Andrew Baccon, bring the DuPont Corian® NEXT collection to life at the Corian® Design Studio in New York

NEXT Inspiration from Mark Woodman

NEXT Inspiration from Mark Woodman

Mark Woodman is the DuPont Surfaces color expert who was tasked with designing the 2014 new color pallete, the NEXT collection. Mark discusses the inspiration behind the new colors and how to use them to excite your client's next project.

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.

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.

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.

Corian® Color Evolution

Corian® Color Evolution

A refined and enhanced color palette for DuPont™ Corian®

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.

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.

How to Clean Corian®

How to Clean Corian®

Corian® brand solid surface was designed to be easy to clean and maintain. These helpful How to Clean Corian® Guidelines cover routine maintenance and prevention basics, and include specific product recommendations.

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.

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.

Edges and Inlays — An Overview

Edges and Inlays — An Overview

Undermounted or beveled, mounted flush or stepped down, with Corian® sinks, the choice is yours.

Designing a Kitchen

Designing a Kitchen

Whether you are replacing your countertops, renovating your entire kitchen, or building a new home, there are a few simple principles to remember that can make designing a kitchen a rewarding experience.

Designing a Bathroom

Designing a Bathroom

Designing a bathroom can be a fun and gratifying experience, provided you plan carefully. This guide can help you get started selecting surfaces, and plotting your bath layout. Plus, there’s also some visual inspiration to help kick-start bathroom design ideas.

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.

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.

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® Countertop Repair

Corian® Countertop Repair

The basics of Corian® countertop repair are well within the skill set of the average homeowner. These helpful countertop repair guidelines may be all you need to keep your Corian® countertops looking pristine for many years to come.

Compare Corian® Solid Surface to Other Materials

Compare Corian® Solid Surface to Other Materials

Use our countertop materials comparison chart to see how the performance attributes of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface stack up against granite, polyester solid surface, and laminate.

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.

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®.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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