DuPont IB Officially Opens Renovated Innovation Center

Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont Industrial Biosciences (IB) reports it has completed a renovation at its global business headquarters focused on modernization, consolidation and advanced capabilities. Building E353, as it’s known, is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station — an innovation center for technology over past decades responsible for such products as nylon, DuPont™ Kevlar®, Lycra® and renewably sourced Sorona®. The reopened E353 facility will continue DuPont’s tradition of scientific advancement, and also work to progress sustainable products and processes in the industrial biosciences sector. The upgrades are part of a more than $200 million investment in the Experimental Station campus, which began in 2016.

“At this new facility, we have hundreds of people working toward a more sustainable future by innovating biobased solutions that are better, safer and more renewable,” said William Feehery, president of DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “These technologies go into products that are used in everyday life. The redesigned and upgraded laboratories and office spaces are incubators for some of DuPont’s most groundbreaking work.”

July/August 2018