Profile: E I du Pont de Nemours and Co (DD)
11 Mar 2014
Dupont E I De Nemours & Co, formerly E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, incorporated in 1915, manufacturing, seed production or selling activities and some are distributors of products manufactured by the Company. The Company's segments are Agriculture, Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Performance Coatings, Performance Materials, Safety & Protection and Pharmaceuticals. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Electronics & Communications segment completed the acquisition of Innovalight, Inc., a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells. As of September 22, 2011, it acquired Danisco A/S (Danisco), a global enzyme and specialty food ingredients company. In May 2012, it acquired from Bunge full ownership of the Solae, LLC joint venture. In July 2012, BAE Systems plc sold its BAE Systems Tensylon High Performance Materials Inc. (Tensylon) business to the Company. In February 2013, the Company sold DuPont Performance Coatings.
The segment's businesses deliver a portfolio of products and services that are specifically targeted to achieve gains in crop yields and productivity, including Pioneer brand seed products and well-established brands of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Pioneer is engaged in developing, producing and marketing corn hybrid and soybean varieties. Additionally, Pioneer sells canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat and rice. Pioneer markets and sells seed product primarily under the Pioneer brand but also sells and distributes products utilizing additional brand names.
DuPont Crop Protection serves the global production agriculture industry with crop protection products for field crops, such as wheat, corn, soybean and rice; specialty crops, such as fruit, nut, vine and vegetables, and non-crop segments, including forestry and land management. Principal crop protection products are weed control, disease control and insect control products. Crop Protection products are marketed and sold to growers and other end users through a network of wholesale distributors and crop input retailers. The sales growth of the business' insect control portfolio is led by DuPont Rynaxypyr insecticide, a product registered for sale in over 80 countries and sold under four key brands for use across a range of core agricultural crops.
Electronics & Communications
Electronics & Communications (E&C) is a supplier of differentiated materials and systems for photovoltaics, consumer electronics, displays and advanced printing. The segment’s DuPont's materials and technology base to target growth opportunities in photovoltaic materials, circuit and semiconductor fabrication and packaging materials, display materials, packaging graphics, and ink-jet printing. In the growing photovoltaics market, E&C continues to be a supplier of metalization pastes and backsheet materials for use in solar cells and modules. In packaging graphics, E&C is a supplier of flexographic printing systems, including Cyrel photopolymer plates. The segment is investing in new products, such as Cyrel FAST Round. The segment is also expanding its position in black-pigmented inks and developing new color-pigmented inks for network printing applications.
Industrial Biosciences is consist of Danisco's enzyme business acquired in 2011, as well as the DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer and BioPDO 1,3 propanediol businesses, previously reported in Other. Industrial Biosciences leverages DuPont's combination of biotechnology, chemical, materials science and process engineering capabilities to deliver customer-driven, superior-performing, sustainable solutions. Industrial Biosciences is engaged in developing and manufacturing a wide range of enzymes, which are biocatalysts that enable chemical reactions, on a large scale. The segment's enzymes add value and functionality to a broad range of products and processes, such as animal nutrition, detergents, food manufacturing, ethanol production and industrial applications resulting in cost and process benefits, better product performance and improved environmental outcomes. The segment includes a joint venture with Tate & Lyle PLC, DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products LLC, to produce BioPDO using a fermentation and purification process. BioPDO is the building block for DuPont Sorona, which is used primarily in carpet and apparel fibers.
Nutrition & Health
Nutrition & Health is consist of Danisco's specialty food ingredients business and Solae, a majority-owned venture with Bunge Limited, which is engaged in developing soy-based technologies. The segment is a provider of solutions for specialty food ingredients, health and safety. The segment's products, which include cultures, emulsifiers, gums, natural sweeteners and soy-based food ingredients, hold market positions based on industry, relevant product portfolio and close-partnering with the world's food manufacturers. Nutrition & Health serves various end markets within the food industry including meat, dairy, beverages and bakery segments. Nutrition & Health has research, production and distribution operations around the world. Nutrition & Health segment sales outside the United States accounted for 69% of the segment's total sales in 2011.
Performance Chemicals businesses, DuPont Titanium Technologies and DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts, deliver customized solutions with a range of industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including plastics and coatings, textiles, mining, pulp and paper, water treatment and healthcare. DuPont Titanium Technologies is a manufacturer of titanium dioxide, and is dedicated to creating greater value for the coatings, paper, plastics, specialties and minerals markets through service, brand and product. The business' products include its line of DuPont Ti-Pure titanium dioxide products. DuPont Chemicals and Fluoroproducts is a global manufacturer of industrial and specialty fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers and performance chemicals. The business' line of products that include refrigerants, lubricants, propellants, solvents, fire extinguishants and electronic gases, cover a wide range of industries and markets. Key brands include DuPont Teflon, Capstone, Dymel, Opteon yf, Isceon, Suva, Vertrel, Zyron, Vazo and Virkon. Performance Chemicals segment sales outside the United States accounted for 60% of the segment's total sales in 2011.
Performance Coatings is a motor vehicle coatings suppliers. Products offered include high performance liquid and powder coatings for motor vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the motor vehicle after-market, and general industrial applications, such as coatings for heavy equipment, pipes and appliances and electrical insulation. After-market coatings products are marketed using the DuPont Standox, Spies Hecker, Cromax Pro and Nason brand names. Standox, Spies Hecker and Cromax Pro are focused on the high-end motor vehicle after-markets, while Nason is primarily focused on economy coating applications. The segment has several large customers, primarily in the motor vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEM) industry supply chain. Performance Coatings segment sales outside the United States accounted for 75% of the segment's total sales in 2011.
Performance Materials businesses, Performance Polymers and Packaging & Industrial Polymers, provide productive, higher performance polymers, elastomers, films, parts, and systems and solutions. The key markets served by the segment include the automotive OEM and associated after-market industries, as well as electrical, packaging, construction, oil, electronics, photovoltaics, aerospace, chemical processing and consumer durable goods. The segment has several customers, primarily in the motor vehicle OEM industry supply chain. Performance Polymers delivers a range of polymer-based high performance materials in its product portfolio, including elastomers and thermoplastic and thermoset engineering polymers which are used by customers to fabricate components for mechanical, chemical and electrical systems.
The products include DuPont Zytel nylon resins, Delrin acetal resins, Hytrel polyester thermoplastic elastomer resins, Tynex filaments, Vespel parts and shapes, Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomer, Kalrez perfluoroelastomer and Viton fluoroelastomers. Performance Polymers also includes the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture, whose primary products are Mylar and Melinex polyester films. Packaging & Industrial Polymers specializes in resins and films used in packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives, sporting goods, and interlayers for laminated safety glass. Key brands include: DuPont Surlyn ionomer resins, Bynel coextrudable adhesive resins, Elvax EVA resins, SentryGlas, Butacite laminate interlayers and Elvaloy copolymer resins. Performance Materials segment sales outside the United States accounted for 68% of the segment's total sales in 2011.
Safety & Protection
Safety & Protection businesses, Protection Technologies, Sustainable Solutions and Building Innovations, satisfy the global needs of businesses, governments and consumers for solutions that make life safer, healthier and more secure. The segment delivers products and services to a number of markets, including construction, transportation, communications, industrial chemicals, oil and gas, electric utilities, automotive, manufacturing, defense, homeland security and safety consulting. Protection Technologies is focused on finding solutions to protect people and the environment with products, such as DuPont Kevlar high strength material, Nomex thermal resistant material and Tyvek.
In 2011, the business announced the start up of its Cooper River Kevlar facility near Charleston, South Carolina. Commercial supply began at the end of 2011. The business is engaged in solid surfaces through its DuPont Corian and Montelli lines of products which offer durable and versatile materials for residential and commercial purposes. Other products such as DuPont Tyvek and Typar offer solutions for the protection and energy efficiency of buildings. Safety & Protection segment sales outside the United States accounted for 63% of the segment's total sales in 2011.
DuPont has its interest in Cozaar (losartan potassium) and Hyzaar (losartan potassium with hydrochlorothiazide), which are used in the treatment of hypertension. DuPont has exclusively licensed worldwide marketing and manufacturing rights for Cozaar and Hyzaar to Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck). Pharmaceuticals' Cozaar/Hyzaar income is the sum of two parts: income related to a share of the profits from North American sales and certain markets in Europe, and royalty income derived from worldwide contract net sales linked to the exclusivity term in a particular country.
E I du Pont de Nemours and Co
STE D13111, 1007 Market Street
WILMINGTON DE 19898-1101