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Dupont was founded in 1802 in Wilmiongton, Delaware, US by French nobleman Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours, a former pupil of Antoine Lavoisier, the founder of modern chemistry. DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people's lives better, safer and

Operating in more than 70 countries, the company offers a wide range of products and services to various markets, including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

DuPont businesses are aligned by market platforms:

- DuPont Electronic & Communication Technologies
- DuPont Performance Materials
- DuPont Coatings & Colour Technologies
- DuPont Safety & Protection
- DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition

The major DuPont materials, products and technologies are:
- DuPont Teflon® fluoropolymers (chemical and thermal resistance, non-stick properties)
- DuPont Kevlar® fibers and protective apparel (mechanical and balistic protection)
- DuPont Nomex® fibers and protective apparel (heat and fire resistance)
- DuPont Corian® and Zodiaq® surfacing materials (for architecture and interior design)
- DuPont Tyvek® brand protective material (chemical and biological protection)
- Typar® geotextiles membranes
- Butacite® and SentryGlas® interlayers for safety laminated glass (for architectural and automotive applications)
- Automotive coatings
- Protective coatings for metal, stone materials and other substrates
- High-speed biotech systems for food, water and air contamination control
- A wide range of engineering plastics
- Plastics materials for packaging
- Sealing solutions for chemical and petrochemical industries
- Seeds
- Crop protection chemicals (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides)
- Disinfectant materials, solutions and training
- Consultancy for the development of safe working environments/sites/plants/operations

Some basic figures about DuPont

2003 revenues: $27 billion
Employees: 78,000 (approximately half work outside the US)
Global: Operating in more than 70 countries worldwide with 135 manufacturing and processing facilities
R&D: More than 40 research and development and customer service laboratories in the US, with more than 35 labs in 11 other countries

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