Since the Fayetteville plant opened in 1968, it has expanded to include the manufacturing of a wide variety of new films, fibers, and specialty chemicals that are important to homeowners, businesses, first responders, the military, and many others.
The Fayetteville Works Plant is home to several major DuPont products:
Butacite® PVB Interlayer
DuPont Butacite® polyvinyl butyral interlayer products offer a wide range of safety benefits to the automotive industry. Because of recent acts of terrorism and devastating hurricanes, it also has become a popular element in architectural construction. This laminated glass enhances aesthetics while reducing the potential for damage that can occur from high winds or explosions.
Nafion® membranes are thin, environmentally friendly plastic sheets that represent the product of choice for the Chloralkali and Fuel Cell industry. The principal use of Nafion membranes is to produce caustic and chlorine (Chloralkali) in industrial quantities worldwide. Nafion is the largest supplier of ion exchange membranes to the global Chloralkali Industry. Offering a technology that is both reliable and the most environmentally sound. Nafion membranes are also the used as the heart of the Fuel Cell power plants now gaining prominence as "green" sources of energy for a variety of applications. In addition to providing unparalleled power output and durability, recent advancements have resulted in Nafion® membranes that are more resistant to decomposition at higher temperatures than other membranes. DuPont scientists continue to build on this trend of innovation, looking for next-generation membranes and other new developments to push fuel cell technology even further.
SentryGlas® structural interlayer
Stronger than conventional laminating materials, DuPont SentryGlas® interlayer help create safety glass that protects against major storms, powerful blasts, and other significant impacts. This material allows glass to hold more weight and act as a more active structural element in the building envelope. It helps allow for more design freedom among framing systems and heightens resistance against the long-term effects of severe weather.
DuPont Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) products are used in the aerospace and construction industries, as well as in the manufacturing of solar cells. Originally produced in the 1960s as a transparent film, Tedlar® offers excellent aesthetics and the durability of a fluoropolymer. It can be found in numerous applications as a release film or as surface protection. Tedlar® film is widely used as a protective laminate for external panels used in the production of trucks and trailers. It also is used as a media for transfer printing or as a release film for printed circuit boards and various composite laminations. Market demand for Tedlar® is growing rapidly driven by solar power demands.