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DuPont's Legacy in Fibers

DuPont has been the world leader in polymer and textile science since the early 1900's.  Each decade has seen the advancement of extraordinary products that impact our lives.  The chart below shows the polymer platforms that DuPont has developed.

2008
  • And more to come . . .
2007
  • Grand Opening Celebration of the DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts Facility in Loudon, Tennessee.
2004
  • DuPont and Tate & Lyle PLC form a joint venture, DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, to creatematerials from renewable resources like corn sugar.
  • Samples of bio-based PDO availalbe.
2002
  • Sorona® is commercially available.
2000
  • Build-out of offering
1990
  • Tactel® nylon fabrics
  • Thermolite® thin insulation battings
  • Thermoloft® battings for protective insulation
  • Quallofirm® pillows
  • High Trek® blended yarns
  • Comforel® pillow
1980
  • Quallofil® battings for insulation
  • Supplex® nylon fiber
  • Coolmax® fabrics
  • Softer Dacron® polyester
  • Corebond® fibers for bedding
  • Thermax® fabrics
  • Ultratech Orlon® acrylic
1970
  • Kevlar® aramid fiber
  • Hollofil® fibers for insulation
  • Cordura® nylon fiber
  • Typar® spunbonded polypropylene
  • Sontara® spunlaced fabric
1960
  • Antron® nylon fiber
  • Lycra® spandex fiber
  • Nomex® aramid fiber
  • Tyvek® spunbonded olefin
  • Teflon® FEP-fluorocarbon monofilament fiber
1950
  • Dacron® polyester fiber
  • Teflon® fibers
  • Dacron® polyester fiberfill
1940
  • Orlon® acrylic fiber
1930
  • Neoprene synthetic rubber
  • Cordura® high tenacity rayon
  • Nylon fiber
1920
  • Rayon fiber
  • Acetate fiber
1910
  • Plastic-coated fabrics