DuPont de Nemours Inc, commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American chemical company that produces a wide range of products used in industries such as agriculture, electronics, transportation, construction, and healthcare. DuPont's history dates back to 1802, when the company's founder, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, established a gunpowder mill in Delaware. Over the years, DuPont has expanded its portfolio of products and services through acquisitions and partnerships. In 2017, the company merged with The Dow Chemical Company to form DowDuPont Inc., which was later split into three separate companies, including the current DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Today, DuPont operates in three primary business segments: Electronics & Imaging, Nutrition & Biosciences, and Safety & Construction. The Electronics & Imaging segment produces materials for electronic devices, including display technologies, semiconductors, and photovoltaic solutions. The Nutrition & Biosciences segment focuses on developing and producing food ingredients, enzymes, and biomaterials for the healthcare and agriculture industries. The Safety & Construction segment produces solutions for the construction, transportation, and industrial markets, such as protective materials, water filtration products, and bio-based products.
DuPont has been a leader in the development of innovative products and technologies, such as Teflon non-stick coatings and Kevlar fibers used in bulletproof vests. The company has a strong focus on research and development, investing over $1 billion annually in this area. In addition, DuPont has committed to reducing its environmental impact and has set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and waste generation.