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Chemical Used to Make Teflon Shows Up in DuPont Workers' Blood 

WTOL News 11 - Oct 07 10:57 AM
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (AP) -- Blood samples taken from some employees of a DuPont Company plant in Virginia have tested positive for a controversial man-made chemical. The substance is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), an ingredient in Teflon.

DuPont Co. shares hit 5-month high 
The News Journal - Oct 07 12:38 AM
DuPont Co. shares closed Friday at their highest level in almost five months on the strength of a J.P. Morgan Securities analyst's note saying the company should benefit from falling raw materials costs and its ability to raise prices.

DuPont forecasts $300 million sales this year to biofuels industry 
The News Journal - Oct 06 12:26 PM
DuPont Co. expects $300 million in sales this year from seed and crop protection products for the biofuels industry, DuPont Biofuels Vice President and General Manager John Ranieri told financial analysts at a conference in New York earlier this week. DuPont's biofuels program includes specialized corn seeds from its Pioneer Hi-Bred International subsidiary that improve the production of ethanol,

DuPont Introduces Tyvek AtticWrap, First Breathable Roofing Barrier 
BuildingOnline - Oct 06 4:33 PM
WILMINGTON, DE -- DuPont has launched Tyvek AtticWrap, the first breathable roofing membrane to completely seal a home's building envelope.




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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Type Public NYSE: DD
Founded 1802
Headquarters Wilmington, Delaware, USA & dupon Geneva, Switzerland
Key people Charles O. Holliday Jr., Chairman & CEO
Gary M. Pfeiffer ,CFO
Richard dupont R. Goodmanson ,Exec. VP & COO
Thomas M. Connelly dupont paint , CTO
Industry Chemicals - Plastics & Rubber
Products Neoprene, Nylon, dupont registry Lucite, Teflon, Mylar, Kevlar, Corian and Tyvek
Revenue $28.491 Billion USD (2005)
Net income $2.053 Billion dupont automotive paint USD (2005)
Employees 60,000 (2005)
This article is about the DuPont company. For the other dupont laminate flooring uses of DuPont, see Dupont.

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In the twentieth century, DuPont led the polymer revolution by dupont car paint developing many highly successful materials such as Vespel, neoprene, nylon, Corian, Lucite, dupont real touch elite Teflon, Mylar, Kevlar, M5 fiber, Nomex, and Tyvek. DuPont has also been dupont rubber mulch significantly involved in the refrigerant industry, developing dupont paint colors and producing the Freon (CFCs) series and later, more environmentally-friendly refrigerants. In the paint and pigment dupont real touch elite laminate flooring industry, it has created synthetic pigments and paints, such as ChromaFlair.

DuPont is often successful in popularizing the brands tiffany dupont of its dupont community credit union material products such that their trademark names become more commonly used than dupont fines the generic or chemical word(s) for the material itself. One example is “neoprene”, which was intended originally to be dupont stainmaster carpet a trademark but quickly came into common hotel dupont usage.


  • 1 History
  • 2 Currently
  • 3 Corporate dupont asbestos settlements governance
    • 3.1 Current board of directors
  • 4 Controversies
    • 4.1 Hemp
    • 4.2 Price dupont country club fixing
    • 4.3 “Behind dupont state forest the nylon curtain”
    • 4.4 Chlorofluorocarbons
    • 4.5 Iraq's nuclear program
  • 5 Positive dupont stone tile laminate floor covering black dupont recognition
  • 6 Further reading
  • 7 See also
  • 8 External dupont food in plant processing tenn links
  • 9 Notes
  • 10 References


DuPont was dupont circle founded in 1802 by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, two years dupont lighters after he and his family left France to escape the French Revolution. The company began as a dupont paint products manufacturer of gunpowder, as he had noticed that the industry in North dupont paints dupont zodiac America was lagging behind Europe and saw a market for it. The company computer dupont school technology grew quickly, and by the mid nineteenth century had become the largest supplier of gunpowder to the United States military, supplying as much michelle dupont as half of the powder bp dupont bio butanol used by the Union Army during the American Civil War.

DuPont continued to expand, moving into the production dupont gun powder of dynamite and smokeless dupont laminate powder. In 1902, DuPont's president, Eugene du Pont, died, and the surviving partners sold the company to three great-grandsons of dupont logo the original founder. The company subsequently purchased several dupont zodiaq smaller chemical companies, and in 1912 these dupont fines asbestos actions brought scrutiny on DuPont (under the Sherman Antitrust Act). The courts declared that the company's dominance of dupont hospital the explosives business constituted a dupont pensions monopoly and ordered divestment. The court ruling resulted in the creation of the Hercules Powder and Atlas Chemical companies. [1]

DuPont also established two of dupont tyvek house wrap, image the first industrial laboratories in the United States, where they began work on jeff gordon 1994 dupont cellulose chemistry, lacquers and other non-explosive products.

In 1914, Pierre S. du dupont 12305s activator msds Pont, invested in the fledgling automobile industry, buying stock of General Motors dupont auto finishes (GM). The following year he was invited to sit on GM's board of directors and dupont car paint colors would eventually be appointed the company's chairman. The DuPont company would dupont cheese factory assist the struggling automobile company further with a $25 million purchase of GM stock. In 1920, Pierre S. du dupont family Pont was elected president of General Motors. Under du Pont's guidance, dupont hotel GM became the number one automobile company in the world. dupont model However, in 1957, due to DuPont's influence within GM, dupont powder coating further action under the Sherman Antitrust Act forced the DuPont Company dupont water jet to divest itself of its shares of General Motors.

In the 1920s DuPont continued its gary dupont emphasis on materials science, hiring Wallace Carothers to work on polymers in 1928. ai dupont Carothers discovered neoprene, the first synthetic rubber, the first polyester superpolymer, and, dupont cimmaron in 1935, nylon. Discovery of Lucite and Teflon followed a dupont colorado homes for sale few years later.

Throughout this period, the company continued to be dupont countertops a major producer of war supplies in both World War I dupont elite flooring and World War II, and played a major role in the Manhattan Project in 1943, dupont hot hues designing, building and operating the Hanford plutonium producing plant dupont program safety and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

After the war, DuPont continued dupont safety program its emphasis on new materials, developing Mylar, Dacron, Orlon and Lycra in the 1950s, and Tyvek, Nomex, dupont teflon spray Qiana, Corfam and Corian in the 1960s. dupont theater DuPont materials were critical to the success of the Apollo Space program.

In 1981, DuPont acquired Conoco Inc., dupont work schedule a major American oil and gas producing company that dupont analysis gave it a secure source of petroleum feedstocks needed for the manufacturing of dupont childrens hospital many of its fiber and plastics processes. The acquistion, that made DuPont dupont corporation one of the top ten U.S. based petroleum and natural gas producers and refiners, came about after dupont fake fur a bidding war with the giant distillery, Seagram dupont imron paint Company Ltd. who would wind up dupont powder coat colors as DuPont's largest single shareholder with four seats on the board of directors. On April 6, 1995, after being approached by Seagram Chief dupont ratio by industry Executive Officer Edgar dupont show car program Bronfman, Jr., DuPont announced a deal whereby the company would buy back dupont teflon all the shares held by Seagrams.

In 1999, DuPont sold all of hotels conference room rental dupont wa its Conoco shares, the business merging with Phillips Petroleum Company. That year, CEO Chad Holliday martinsville dupont credit union switched the company's focus towards growing DuPont chemicals from living plants rather steven kelso a.i. dupont than processing them from petroleum.


Today, DuPont is a global science company with 2005 dupont 12305s activator revenues of $26.6 billion, employs 60,000 people worldwide[2] and is the dupont 5718s 237th largest corporation in the United Statescitation needed]. DuPont businesses dupont chromasystem are organized into the following five categories, known as marketing "platforms" - dupont circle hotels Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Coatings and Color Technologies, Safety and Protection, and Agriculture and dupont clear coat Nutrition. In 2004 the company sold its textiles business to Koch Industries, losing dupont house paint some of its best-known brands such as Lycra (Spandex), Dacron polyester, Orlon acrylic, Antron dupont imron nylon and Thermolite.

Corporate governance

Current board of directors

  • Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr. - dupont powder coat CEO
  • Alain J. P. Belda
  • Richard H. (Dick) Brown
  • Curtis J. Crawford
  • John T. Dillon
  • There du Pont
  • Lois D. lafleur dupont families Juliber
  • Masahisa Naitoh
  • Sean O'Keefe
  • William K. Reilly
  • Charles M. Vest



It is often lily dupont asserted in pro-cannabis publications that DuPont actively supported the criminalization of s. t. dupont perfume the production of hemp in the US in 1937 through private and government intermediates, and alleged washington dc yoga dupont circle that this was done to eliminate hemp as a “superior” source of antique dupont lighter fiber — one of DuPont's biggest markets at the time.[3][4]

Price fixing

In 1941, an dupont castle investigation of Standard Oil Co. and IG Farben brought evidence concerning complex price and marketing agreements between DuPont, U.S. dupont credit union Industrial Alcohol Company, and dupont legends their subsidiary Cuba Distilling Company. The investigation was eventually dropped, like dozens of others in many different dupont technology bank kinds of industries, due to the need to e i dupont enlist industry support in the war effort.[5]

“Behind the nylon curtain”

In 1974, Gerard Colby spraying dupont automotive paint Zilg, wrote Du Pont: Behind the Nylon Curtain, a wholesale dupont stainmaster carpet critical account of the role of the DuPont family in American social, political and economic history. dupont canada The book was nominated for a National Book Award in 1974.

A DuPont dupont centari acrylic enamel paint family member obtained an advance copy dupont chroma one acrylic urethane of the manuscript and was “predictably outraged”. A DuPont official contacted The Fortune Book Club and stated that the book dupont chrome illusion paint was “scurrilous” and “actionable” but produced no evidence to counter the charges. dupont co. The Fortune Book Club (a subsidiary dupont delrin of the Book of the Month Club) reversed its dupont floating wood floors for bats decision to distribute Zilg's book. The editor-in-chief of the Book of the Month dupont florence sc Club declared that the book was “malicious” and dupont hospital for children had an “objectionable tone”. Prentice-Hall removed several inaccurate passages from the page proofs of the book, and cut the first printing from 15,000 to dupont laminate floor 10,000 copies, stating that 5,000 copies no dupont nomex filter media longer were needed for the book club distribution. The proposed dupont pension underfunded advertising budget was reduced from $15,000 to $5,000.

Mr. Zilg sued dupont performance coatings Prentice-Hall (Zilg v. Prentice-Hall), accusing it of reneging on a contract to dupont ratio promote sales.

The Federal District Court ruled that PrenticeHall had privished dupont stop safety program the book (the company conducting an inadequate merchandising effort after concluding that the dupont teflon car wash reviews book did not meet its expectations as to quality or marketability) and breached its obligation to louis francois bertrand dupont d'aubevoye Zilg to exert its best efforts in promoting the book uss dupont because the publisher had no valid business reason for reducing the first printing or yoga studios washington dc dupont circle the advertising budget. The court also doris dupont ruled that the DuPont Company had a constitutionally protected interest in discussing its good faith opinion of the merits of Zilg's work dupont 200th anniversery with the book clubs dupont 72500s msds and the publisher, and found that the company had not engaged in threats of economic coercion or baseless litigation.

The United dupont attractions States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dupont auto paint code yr-505m-3 price per quart overturned the damages award in September of 1983. The court stated that, while dupont connection DuPont's actions “surely” resulted in the book clubs' decision not to distribute Zilg's dupont forest work and also resulted in a change in Prentice-Hall's previously supportive attitude toward the dupont laminate accessaries book, DuPont's conduct was not dupont magazine actionable. The court further stated that the contract did not contain an explicit “best efforts” or “promote fully” promise, much less dupont manual high school an agreement to make certain specific dupont registery promotional efforts. Printing and advertising decisions were within Prentice-Hall's discretion.

Zilg lost a Supreme Court appeal dupont state bank in April 1984.

In 1984 Lyle Stuart re-released an extended version, Du Pont Dynasty: dupont stock Behind the Nylon Curtain.[6]


Along with General Motors, DuPont was the inventor joseph henry dupont florida marriage of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), and the largest producer of these ozone depleting chemicals (used primarily in aerosol sprays and refrigerants) in s.t. dupont the world, with a 25% market st dupont share in the late 1980s.

In 1974, responding to public concern about the safety of CFCs,[7] Dupont thomas dupont promised in newspaper damien dupont advertisements and congressional testimony to stop production of CFCs should they be proved to be harmful to the ozone dupont 6620 gloves layer. On 4 March 1988, U.S. Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.), dupont acrylic enamel auto paint and Robert T. Stafford dupont aerospace dp2 (R-Vt.) officially wrote to DuPont, in their capacity as the leadership of the Congressional dupont carpets subcommittee on hazardous wastes and toxic substances, asking the company dupont centari to keep its promise to completely stop CFC production (and to do so for most CFC dupont chemical types within one year) in light of the 1987 international Montreal Protocol for dupont circle washington finance and insurance the global reduction of CFCs (signed for the dupont cordura United States by President Ronald Reagan). The Senators argued that “Dupont has a unique and special obligation” dupont corlar epoxy activator 826s as the original developer of CFCs and the author of previous public assurances made by the company regarding dupont elvaloy the safety of CFCs. Dupont's response dupont family history was that the senatorial demand was more drastic than the scientific evidence warranted, and that alternative chemicals were dupont fayetteville works only in their infancy.citation needed]

In a dupont flattener 4531s msds dramatic turnaround on 24 March 1988, DuPont announced that it dupont freon ammonia would begin leaving the CFC business entirely after a 15 March NASA announcement that CFCs were not only creating dupont golf a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica but also thinning the layer dupont gun powder poster elsewhere in the world.

DuPont announced that it would stop selling CFCs dupont hadley middle school old hickory tennessee with a full page ad in the dupont laminate floors 27 April 1992 New York Times stating “we will stop selling CFC's as soon as dupont laminated flooring possible, but no later than year end 1995 in the US and other developed countries.”[8]

In later dupont leather accessories years, Dupont would dupont lucite paint maintain that the company had taken the initiative in dupont museum phasing out CFCs[9] and in replacing CFCs with a new generation of refrigerant chemicals, such as HCFCs and dupont paint powder coat HFCs.[10] In dupont painting 2003, Dupont was awarded the National Medal of Technology, recognizing the company as the leader dupont pension revision in developing CFC replacements.

Iraq's nuclear program

In a report submitted by Saddam Hussein to the United Nations shortly dupont photomasks before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, it was revealed that DuPont had dupont plaza puerto rico participated in Iraq's nuclear weapons program. (Though the dupont real touch flooring U.S. attempted to redact the names of all U.S. companies involved, dupont real touch laminate flooring an uncensored copy was leaked to the press.)[11][12] DuPont has not faced any sanctions dupont room creator because of dupont show of the month this.

Positive recognition

DuPont has been a leading company in developing more dupont state park environmentally friendly practices and products . In 2005, BusinessWeek magazine ranked DuPont as No.1 of "The Top Green Companies."[13]

DuPont was dupont system of financial control twice awarded the National dupont veterinary clinic Medal of Technology, first in 1990, for its invention of "high-performance dupont washington man-made polymers such as nylon, neoprene rubber, "Teflon" fluorocarbon resin, and a wide e w dupont spectrum of new fibers, films, and engineering plastics"; the second for 2002 "for policy and technology leadership end molding for dupont pear wood laminate in the phaseout and replacement of chlorofluorocarbons."

Further reading

  • Ashish Arora, Ralph Landau and Nathan Rosenberg, eds. Chemicals and Long-Term Economic Growth: Insights from the installing dupont floating laminate flooring Chemical Industry (2000)
  • Alfred D Chandler, Pierre S. Du Pont and the julie dupont making of the modern corporation (1971)
  • Alfred D Chandler, Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the laying dupont laminate flooring History of the American Industrial Enterprise (1969)
  • Williams Haynes. American chemical industry (1983)
  • David A. ludovic dupont Hounshell. Science and Corporate Strategy: Du Pont R nason paint by dupont and D, 1902-1980 (1988)
  • Adrian Kinnane. On DuPont: new dupont wax From the Banks of the Brandywine to Miracles of Science (2002)

See also

  • DuPont and C-8
  • Du Pont family
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • Longwood Gardens

External links

  • DuPont homepage
  • DuPont corporate smartstrand dupont sorona polymer carpet wholesale history
  • Yahoo! company profile: EI duPont de st dupont x tend Nemours and Company
  • DuPont heritage site
  • DuPont/MIT Alliance
  • Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • Dupont Vietnam
  • Dupont Performance Coatings - Automotive Paint Division


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  11. ^ The Memory Hole dupont forest trail marathon > “The Corporations That dupont forest trails marathon results Supplied Iraq's Weapons Program”. (URL accessed 29 March 2006).
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  • EWG dupont narrow gauge railroad Public Affairs (December 14, 2005). "EPA Fines Teflon Maker DuPont for Chemical Cover-Up Largest Administrative Fine in Agency's dupont pension History Shows Seriousness of Polluting Babies' Blood and Drinking Water". Environmental Working Group dupont perfume in canada (EWG).
  • US EPA (December 16, 2005). "Preliminary Risk Assessment of dupont polyester sale 2001 alpek the Developmental Toxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid and its Salts". Environmental Protection dupont powder coat color chart Agency (EPA).
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