DuPont is a science-based enterprise. We believe that through science, the world is safer, more efficient and more comfortable -- a better place.
Intelligent, inspired, diligent research has always formed the foundation for historic breakthroughs at DuPont. This has been emphatically true during the company's first 200 years, and it remains absolutely central as DuPont strides confidently into the future.Through research, our lives become more comfortable, safer, more efficient, better. The positive differences surround us. DuPont scientists discovered nylon and spurred a modern materials revolution. DuPont researchers glimpsed the staggering possibilities in a white, waxy solid synthesized by fortunate happenstance and gave us Teflon®. Because of DuPont research, clothes stretch with Sorona®, homes breathe with Tyvek®, kitchens and bathrooms are stronger with Corian®, workers protected with Kevlar® and Nomex® – the list is famous. Through DuPont research, great ideas truly have become transformative realities.
Research is a high reward endeavor — yielding innovative products, unique technology and new intellectual assets. It is also high risk. Trying to create technologies and products to fill society's needs are challenges that are not always overcome. That is expected, and it is the very nature of sound, inquisitive research.
DuPont guides the research process thoughtfully and responsibly to maximize outcome and minimize risk. Research has always been, and will always be, the essential pillar of DuPont innovation. Through a comprehensive structure with dedicated professionals, strategic alliances, superior facilities and a dynamic, nimble process, research coaxes miracles of science into being every day.