Profile: E I du Pont de Nemours and Co (DD)
25 Jul 2017
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), incorporated on September 4, 1915, is a science and technology-based company. The Company's subsidiaries and affiliates conduct manufacturing, seed production or selling activities and some are distributors of products manufactured by the Company. The Company operates through six segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications (E&C), Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Protection Solutions. Its Agriculture segment includes products, such as corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Its E&C segment includes products, such as printing and packaging materials, photopolymers and electronic materials. Its Industrial Biosciences segment includes products, such as enzymes, bio-based materials and process technologies. Its Nutrition & Health segment includes products, such as probiotics, cultures, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners and soy-based food ingredients. The Company's Performance Materials segment includes products, such as engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films and elastomers. Its Protection Solutions segment includes products, such as nonwovens, aramids and solid surfaces. The Company's businesses also include pre-commercial programs, nonaligned businesses and pharmaceuticals. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in approximately 90 countries around the world.
The Company's Agriculture segment includes DuPont Pioneer (Pioneer) and DuPont Crop Protection (Crop Protection). The segment's businesses deliver a portfolio of products and services, including Pioneer brand seed products and other brands of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Its research and development (R&D) focuses on productivity, and value of grains and oilseeds through seed traits, seed germplasm and use of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
Pioneer is engaged in developing, producing and marketing hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties. Additionally, Pioneer develops, produces and markets canola, sunflower, sorghum, wheat and rice seed, as well as silage inoculants. Pioneer's R&D focuses on integrating germplasm with native and biotechnology traits with local environment and service expertise. Pioneer develops integrated products for specific regional application based on local product advancement and testing of the product concepts. The majority of Pioneer's corn hybrids and soybean varieties sold to customers contain biotechnology traits licensed from third parties under these long-term licenses. Pioneer markets and sells seed product under the Pioneer brand but also sells and distributes products utilizing additional brand names.
Crop Protection serves the global production agriculture industry with crop protection products for field crops, such as wheat, corn, soybean and rice and specialty crops, such as fruit, nut, vine and vegetables. Principal crop protection products are weed control, disease control and insect control offerings for foliar application or as a seed treatment. Crop Protection products are marketed and sold to growers and other end users through a network of wholesale distributors and crop input retailers. Sales for the business' insect control portfolio are led by DuPont Rynaxypyr insecticide, a product that is used across a range of core agricultural crops.
Electronics & Communications
The E&C segment supplies differentiated materials and systems for consumer electronics, photovoltaics (PV), displays and printing. The segment has a portfolio of materials for semiconductor fabrication and packaging, as well as materials for circuit applications. In the PV market, E&C segment supplies metallization pastes and backsheet materials. In packaging graphics, E&C supplies flexographic printing systems, including Cyrel photopolymer plates and platemaking systems. The segment supplies pigmented inks used in digital printing applications for textile, commercial and home-office use. In the displays market, E&C has developed solution-process technology, which it licenses for active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) television displays.
The Industrial Biosciences segment is engaged in developing and manufacturing a portfolio of bio-based products. The segment's enzymes add functionality to processes and products across a range of markets, such as animal nutrition, detergents, food manufacturing, ethanol production and industrial applications. Industrial Biosciences also makes DuPont Sorona polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) renewably sourced polymer for use in carpet and apparel fibers. In addition, the clean technologies business unit provides offerings that help reduce sulfur and other emissions, formulate cleaner fuels and dispose of liquid waste. The segment includes a joint venture with Tate & Lyle PLC and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC, to produce BioPDO 1,3 propanediol using a fermentation and purification process. BioPDO is the building block for DuPont Sorona PTT polymer.
Nutrition & Health
The Nutrition & Health segment offers a range of bio-based ingredients, providing solutions for specialty food ingredients, food nutrition, health and safety. The segment's product solutions include a range of DuPont Danisco food ingredients, such as cultures and probiotics, notably Howaru, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners, such as Xivia and Supro soy-based food ingredients. Nutrition & Health serves various end markets within the food industry, including dairy, bakery, meat and beverage segments. Nutrition & Health has research, production and distribution operations around the world. Nutrition & Health products are marketed and sold under a range of brand names.
DuPont Performance Materials segment provides its customers with polymer science solutions and application development assistance. Its solutions include polymers, elastomers, films, parts, and systems and solutions. Its market segments include automotive and transportation, packaging for food and beverages, electrical/electronic components, material handling, healthcare, construction, semiconductor and aerospace. The segment has various customers, primarily in the motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry supply chain. Performance Materials product portfolio includes elastomers and thermoplastic and thermoset engineering polymers, which are used by customers to fabricate components for mechanical, chemical and electrical systems. The main products include DuPont Zytel long chain nylon polymers, Zytel high temperature nylon (HTN) resins, Zytel nylon resins, Crastin polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) polymer resins, Rynite polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer resins, Delrin acetal resins, Hytrel polyester thermoplastic elastomer resins, Vespel parts and shapes, Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomer and Kalrez perfluoroelastomer.
Performance Materials also specializes in resins and films used in packaging and industrial polymer applications, sealants and adhesives and sporting goods. Its brands include DuPont Surlyn ionomer resins, Bynel coextrudable adhesive resins, Elvax ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) resins, Nucrel Elvaloy polymer modifiers and Elvaloy copolymer resins. Performance Materials product portfolio also includes the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture, whose primary products are Mylar and Melinex polyester films.
The Protection Solutions segment delivers products to an array of markets, including industrial, construction, consumer, military and law enforcement, automotive, aircraft and energy. Protection Solutions is also investing in protection of perishable and temperature-sensitive food and pharmaceutical products and roofing underlayment. With brands, such as DuPont Kevlar high-strength material, Nomex thermal-resistant material and Tyvek protective material, the business has a portfolio of solutions for applications, such as aerospace, life protection, personal protection, medical packaging, graphics, and protection and energy efficiency of buildings. DuPont Corian, Montelli and Zodiaq solid surfaces offer materials for residential and commercial interior and exterior applications.
E I du Pont de Nemours and Co
974 Centre Rd
WILMINGTON DE 19805-1269
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