About DuPont Performance Building Solutions

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At DuPont Performance Building Solutions, we believe better buildings tomorrow start with better construction materials today.

We’re setting the stage for the future of construction with higher standards for construction materials. Starting with the portfolios of two industry leaders, and continuing with the daily pursuit of new products, DuPont Performance Building Solutions is providing the resources for building tomorrow’s enduring structures.

Our story

DuPont PBS: Teaming up for tomorrow

By combining Dow Building Solutions with DuPont Building Envelope Solutions, we combined decades of industry leadership and innovation. In the 1940s, Dow researchers introduced STYROFOAM™ to market, changing how buildings are insulated. In the 1960s, DuPont invented Tyvek®, creating the building wrap category. It adds up to a product and services portfolio stocked with the latest science-based building materials, to better help our customers thrive in a fast-changing world.


What is PBS?

A new standard in building solutions

It all begins with performance. Built on an 80-year legacy of product innovation and service, DuPont Performance Building Solutions is the leading materials provider for all six sides of the building envelope. Our people, knowledge, and relationships make us the go-to resource in the construction industry – for reliable everyday construction materials needed for today’s projects, and for the next generation of building products that will go into tomorrow’s great structures.

How we do it

What makes DuPont PBS different?


At DuPont PBS, performance is proven by the results on the job site, but it starts in the lab. Building for the future is rooted in the work of our engineers and scientists who keep advancing the construction processes and products that make your buildings safer and more energy efficient. That work extends into the field, where we support builders with design guides and training needed for safe handling, easy installation, and selecting the right materials – so you can focus on what you do best.



"We at DuPont are proud to help communities create enduring environments for people to live, work, and play.”

Tim Lacey, Global Business President, Performance Building Solutions


Why PBS?

Setting the pace for high-performance projects

For builders today, the punch list of expectations seems to stretch from wall to wall. From the rigors of modern building codes to evolving demands for sustainability, DuPont PBS is in step with your needs for today and where the industry is going tomorrow. Whether your focus is commercial, residential, or multifamily, we’re creating products and services designed to help you thrive – protecting your projects, improving your productivity, and helping you live up to all your responsibilities along the way.


A source for sustainability

From our sourcing of raw materials to our methods of manufacturing, we’re passionate about making smarter use of our most precious resources.

Engineering for efficiency

With our team of building scientists, we’re constantly advancing how building envelope technologies can make structures more energy efficient.

Covering all the angles

Whether your focus is commercial, residential, or multifamily, we’re a comprehensive resource for products and services needed to make your project successful.

A powerful portfolio

Our vast range of industry-leading products are designed for easy installation, and measure up to your expectations for productivity, safety and durability.

Awards and recognitions

Builder Brand Use Study ranks DuPont™ Tyvek® #1 for 20 years running.


Homebuilder honors Dow Performance Building Solutions for 14 straight years.


Partnering with International Olympic Committee to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Tyvek® Protec™ underlayment makes short list of “Most Innovative” products.


For nine straight years, readers of Green Builder magazine rank Tyvek® as the greenest house wrap product.


Dow’s LIQUIDARMOR™ CM Flashing and Sealant captured the 2016 Edison Awards gold medal in the Energy and Sustainability category.

Giving back with DuPont

Pitching in to build a better world

Through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the people of PBS and the products we make have been part of building more than 50,000 homes in nearly 20 countries for people in need of housing. 
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Case studies

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Using Tyvek® to set standard for sustainable construction
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How Dow’s Ultra Air Barrier Wall System overcame winter-time challenges
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DuPont envelope system simplifies complex project
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New House Protected by DuPont Building Envelope Products
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