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DuPont Heritage

Our beginnings can be traced to gunpowder and a shared vision of having the world’s strongest and proudest army. It started in 1812, with a handshake between E.I. du Pont and Thomas Jefferson. 200 years later, our journey has taken us through two world wars, 40 presidents and countless innovations. From being the sole provider of munitions during the Great War to developing the first truly synthetic material to replace rubber and silk, to being an indispensable ally to our warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, DuPont materials have seen our bravest through some of their toughest times.

Today, our continued investment in technologies and commitment to the US Government continues. We’re excited to see where the next 200 years take us.


DuPont and the Government