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DuPont fined for 2010 chemicals release


August 28, 2014 1:37 pm ET

DuPont Co. has been fined almost $1.3 million for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant in Belle, W. Va.

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Automakers look under the hood for the next lightweighting opportunities


August 20, 2014 1:06 pm ET

The automotive industry's current favorite target for lightweighting efforts is the powertrain, according to a recent survey.

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Search for 'superpolymer' led to nylon 75 years ago


August 8, 2014 11:10 am ET

The quest for synthetic silk led to the creation of nylon, the versatile engineering resin that's celebrating its 75th birthday this year.

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The woman behind DuPont's nylon leg


August 8, 2014 11:23 am ET

Marie Wilson was a 23-year-old Hollywood starlet in 1939 when DuPont Co. recruited her to promote its new nylon product.

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Borealis buys DuPont's share of Belgium-based specialty polymers JV


August 7, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Borealis AG is buying out DuPont Co.'s two-thirds share in their Specialty Polymers Antwerp NV joint venture.

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Lightweighting identified as top fuel efficiency driver


August 6, 2014 8:05 am ET

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Lightweighting is gaining ground in the automotive industry as the preferred method for meeting fuel efficiency standards, although plastics and composites aren't top picks for material substitution. That's according to...

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DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward


July 25, 2014 1:07 pm ET

It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co. believes that it has found the holy grail of golf balls with a new product comprised of ionomer...

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DuPont quarterly sales drop, income rises


July 23, 2014 12:46 pm ET

DuPont Co.'s sales and net income experienced slight changes for the second quarter 2014, as operating earnings dropped to $1.17 per share in the second quarter, down from $1.28 per share in 2013.

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Material Insights: Remembering plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek


June 23, 2014 2:27 pm ET

PP prices drop again, Dow gets involved in bringing more flexible packaging into the reuse and recycling stream and we remember plastics pioneer Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, on this week's Materials Insights.

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Obituary: Kevlar inventor Stephanie Kwolek


June 20, 2014 11:55 am ET

Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar — the aramid-fiber body armor that has saved countless lives of soldiers, police and other safety personnel — died June 18, following a brief illness. She was 90.

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