Sustainable Solutions for a Growing Population
Industrial biotechnology holds great promise to solve global challenges, offering new potential for meeting the world's demand for food, feed, fuel, materials, and more while reducing our impact on the environment.
At DuPont, we develop industrial biotechnology solutions with a commitment to uncompromised product performance and a desire to obtain the best possible environmental impact. We also maintain a commitment to continuous innovation, ever improving our products and processes, turning what used to be known as "alternative" materials into mainstream ones.
Industrial biotechnology solutions from DuPont address markets such as animal nutrition, food, detergents, textiles, carpets, personal care and biofuels. We’ve already created the first biomaterials with Bio-Propanediol (Bio-PDO®) and Sorona®, and are making important steps forward with our cellulosic ethanol technology.
We believe that the answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet can be found through inclusive innovation; by working with our partners and combining expertise in biotechnology, chemistry and materials technologies, we can make the biobased economy a reality.
Together with local farmers, Genera Energy, and the University of Tennessee, DuPont is developing cellulosic ethanol from crops such as switchgrass to produce sustainable fuel for local consumers.
Information & Ideas
Thermal Regulations Overview
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®
The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.
Comfort & Heat Stress
For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.
Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
Flame-Resistant Clothing for Laboratory Work
When working in a laboratory environment where exposure to flame is a hazard, flame-resistant garments help to minimize potential burn injury during short-term and emergency exposure to flame in laboratory work.