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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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DuPont's Lindner: Auto fuel targets creating opportunity


June 20, 2014 11:03 am ET

As the new president of DuPont Co.'s Performance Polymers division, Patrick Lindner says he sees applications development as a big part of the company's future.

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DuPont expecting escalation in bioplastics


June 18, 2014 1:04 pm ET

As bio-based plastics become increasingly competitive — global demand is set to grow 19 percent annually according to one study — DuPont Co. is working to build its portfolio of bio-based and sustainably sourced polymers.

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Safety, lightweighting drive auto electrical innovation and part consolidation


May 22, 2014 2:41 pm ET

Electrical innovation and consolidation of parts will be necessary to reconcile lightweighting efforts with increased consumer demand for safety features and other electronics, industry experts say.

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DuPont closing solar film subsidiary in China


May 22, 2014 12:34 pm ET

DuPont Co. is closing a Chinese subsidiary manufacturing photovoltaic film solar energy modules, but the company says it remains committed more broadly to supplying materials to the solar market.

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P&G, Plastipak and Parakah Agro win DuPont packaging honors


May 16, 2014 12:31 pm ET

DuPont Co. presented its annual awards for packaging, honoring the pouches, bottles, caps and cans that are changing the packaging world. on May 15.

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point


April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens.

Bayer buys Texas PU feedstock plant from DuPont


March 6, 2014 10:50 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has bought a Texas polyurethane feedstock plant from DuPont Co.

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DuPont posts rising profits


January 28, 2014 6:12 pm ET

Chemicals giant DuPont Co. posted major profit gains during 2013, even as sales were flat in its Performance Materials unit, which includes many plastic products.

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