DUPONT PEOPLE HAVE TRANSFORMED THEIR COMPANY SUCCESSFULLY FOR TWO CENTURIES, MAKING DUPONT ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINED INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN THE WORLD. THEIR STORY MAKES FOR EXCITING HISTORY, AND THIS TIMELINE TELLS HOW THEY DID IT.



1802
E.I. du Pont

E.I. du Pont breaks ground on the Brandywine River for his first powder mills.


1935
Nylon

Wallace Carothers, Ph.D., invents nylon, the world’s first true synthetic fiber and one of the most successful DuPont products.


1880
First Dynamite

The Repauno Chemical Company, founded by Lammot du Pont, becomes the world’s largest producer of dynamite by the 1920s.


1966
Tyvek®

After 15 years of development, Tyvek, a spunbonded nonwoven product is introduced.