E.I. du Pont de Nemours is a science oriented company which believes in application of technology in the quest for sustainable solutions so that the inhabitants of this planet can enjoy a better health and safer tomorrow. Although originally intended as a gunpowder mill when it was founded in 1802, the organization gradually diversified into different fields and at present in functional in seven categories which are listed as follows-
Agriculture and nutrition. The main focus of this branch is on production of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides but it is also concerned with the evolution of hybrid seed corn, soybean seed, soy protein and value enhanced seed.
Electronics and communication. Under this category, materials and systems used in photovoltaic products are manufactured as also consumer electronics, displays and advanced printing techniques.
Performance chemicals. This segment specializes in industrial chemicals, flourochemicals, flouropolymers and white pigments for a variety of industries like textiles, plastic, mining, healthcare and water treatment.
Performance coatings. OEMs’ of motor vehicles are usually in need of high performance liquid and powder coatings and these are supplied by this department. Other products include electrical insulation, coatings for heavy equipment, pipes, appliances and miscellaneous industrial applications.
Performance materials. Provision of polymers, elastomers, films, parts, consumer durable goods and requirements associated with various industries like packaging, construction, aerospace and electronics is the responsibility of this category.
Safety and protection. Defense, homeland security and safety consulting industries are its primary areas of expertise and in this regard this segment provides solid surfaces and aramids for industries like construction, transportation, communication, oil and gas, automotive and manufacturing.
Pharmaceuticals. Being relatively new in this field, the company only offers antihypersensitive drugs in collaboration with another company.
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