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Building on Science Discover the creativity of DuPont in THE Built Environment.

For more than 200 years, DuPont has been putting leadingedge science to work to provide innovative solutions for architects, designers, engineers, specifiers and end users.

You create, we invent DuPont brings solutions for building, construction and design projects in a variety of sectors – from commercial and residential buildings, to large-scale infrastructures, public spaces, hotels, offices, schools and healthcare facilities.

From luxury interior surfaces to the latest generation of breather membranes and solutions for surface protection; from strong reinforcement systems to high-performance paving and landscaping. DuPont offers a broad portfolio of innovative solutions for all your needs. The Global Collaboratory is our vision for a virtual laboratory, where people can work together across companies, governments, borders and cultures to develop science-powered solutions that address the world‘s greatest challenges. This is our way of working and we invite the world to join us. Welcome to The Global Collaboratory™ To learn more, visit


Achieving the highest standards of energy efficiency, safety, durability and innovative design at minimal operational costs: that is the challenge for every architect, engineer, designer and builder.

Considering tomorrow today is a key to a future worth living At DuPont, we provide you with a wide range of leading-edge solutions to create, renovate or revamp buildings for today and tomorrow. Mixing durable performance and energy management with aesthetics and design freedom, DuPont helps you to build more efficient, comfortable and safer environments.

ainability Sustainability

Safe and comfortable construction with DuPont, a reliable partner for safe building and living.

We take care Based on its long experience in protecting people, assets and processes around the world, DuPont is the partner of choice to ensure safety and comfort in buildings.

Structural interlayer Significantly lighter and stiffer than conventional laminating materials, DuPont™ SentryGlas enables you to build stronger, more impact resistant and durable transparent glazing applications with optimum light transmission. ®

• Enhanced edge and impact performance • Increased post-breakage safety, stronger laminate • Excellent weathering resistance • Weight reduction, enhanced transparency and architectural freedom

Safety Safety

Concrete reinforcement and blast protection DuPont™ Kevlar enables you to prevent injuries, extend the life of constructions and reduce the economic impact of blasts by reducing the structural failures, preventing progressive collapse and controlling flying debris. ®

• Structural rigidity and superior elongation at break • Low flammability and non-conductive • Light weight and easy to apply • For durable impact resistance and blast mitigation

Protective Apparel DuPont™ Tyvek , Nomex and Kevlar provide a complete line of apparel designed to protect workers, products and processes from harmful materials, with superior cut, temperature and fire resistance. ®



• Optimal protection against harmful materials • Highly resistant to abrasion and tear, cut, temperature and fire • Breathable garments for optimum comfort • Long wear life

Safety consulting and training DuPont Sustainable Solutions provides consulting and training solutions to help clients shape and implement their strategic vision in workplace safety. With over 20,000 contractors worldwide, DuPont has developed safety management systems that have been proven in helping to reduce injury rates in the building and construction industry. • Trusted partner with diverse industry-specific client base • Over 200 years owner-operator experience • Rated in the top echelon for contractor safety performance • Proven methodology for transferring knowledge and experience to clients

Shaping your environment

Weed control structure

Ground stabilisation

DuPont™ Plantex suppresses unwanted weeds in landscaped and urban areas, while allowing air, water and nutrients to pass through. Available in a variety of weights and UV stable colours, it offers durable environmentally-friendly weed control without herbicides, up to 25 years.

DuPont™ Plantex GroundGrid is a threedimensional structure of honeycomb cells, used to stabilise soft soils and reduce drainage and sewers overflow for parking areas, low traffic access roads, pedestrian paths and sport fields.


• Sustainable weed control without herbicides • Reduced maintenance costs • Ideal under turf, gravel or mulch surfaces




• Light, flexible and compact structure for easy transport and handling • Vertical and horizontal water permeability • Durable up to 25 years when covered with gravel

DuPont is a reference for sustainable industrial landscapes and civil engineering. From professional weed and root control without herbicides, to cost-effective surfacing and controlled permeability, DuPont provides expert solutions for today’s civil engineering, road construction and landscaping challenges.

Geotextile fabric DuPont™ Typar delivers superior tensile properties and excellent water permeability. It is one of the best known and most used high-quality materials for road and rail building, drainage systems and landscaping. ®

• High energy absorbtion and excellent water permeability, over time • Easy to handle, install and remove • Cost-saving and performance-enhancing solution for multiple civil engineering and construction applications

RET bitumen modifier DuPont™ Elvaloy RET (Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymer) chemically reacts with asphalt and creates a permanently modified binder with improved elastomeric properties. This results in a stable, elastically improved, more resilient binder that can be stored and shipped in hot mix plants to help meet SHRP and other higher performance specifications. ®

• Reduced fatigue and cold cracking • Exceptional rutting resistance • Binder integrity • Ease in modification, handling and storage

DuPont builds the face of your project.

Architectural freedom Inspired to build strong and elegant façades with innovative design? Need to guarantee long-lasting weather resistance at low maintenance costs? Looking for durable protection and easy renovation of buildings? DuPont offers a wide range of products and applications for exterior cladding.

Structural interlayer

Exterior cladding

DuPont™ SentryGlas enables you to build stronger, more impact resistant and durable, transparent façades with optimum light transmission. It is significantly lighter and stiffer than conventional laminating materials.

DuPont™ Corian high-tech surface combines elegant aesthetics with high performance, which makes it an ideal choice for panelised façade systems.


• Architecture freedom including minimally suported facades • Ultra-clear transparency • Weight reduction for cost savings • Increased post-breakage safety, stronger laminate • Enhanced edge and impact performance



• Long-lasting weathering resistance • Elegant aesthetics and design freedom • Versatile colours and surface treatment • Easy to maintain


Exterior coatings on architectural fabric

Stone, tile and masonry care

DuPont™ Teflon can be used as cloth impregnation to create light, airy open and translucent structures offering both beauty and practicability. Non-stick properties enable selfcleaning, water-repellent, mould and rot resistant structures, guaranteeing low maintenance and durability up to 30 years.

DuPont™ Capstone fluoroadditives, when formulated (diluted in water to create penetrating sealers), give outstanding stain protection of porous mineral-based surfaces such as marble, cement, unglazed tile and grout.


• Reflective and translucent • Self-cleaning and water resistant • Fire resistant • Cost effective with low maintenance



• Easy-to-clean surfaces that look new much longer • Water and oil repellent • Invisible protective barrier against effects of pollution

DuPont science for interior architecture and design that works.

Beauty of function Flexible design, variety of colour grades, textures and finishes, enhanced surface strength and protection: DuPont provides limitless tools to express your creativity. For appealing and functional living spaces, every day.

Advanced surfacing material

Surface protection

DuPont™ Corian is a high performance composite material meeting the aesthetic and functional needs of a wide variety of surfacing applications. Available in 100 colours, it is highly durable, repairable, non-porous, extremely hygienic and can take virtually any shape.

DuPont™ Teflon brings superior cleaning, dirt and scratch resistant technology to architectural coatings. Interior and exterior walls, wooden floors and metal surfaces are easy to clean and will look new for much longer.


• High-performance composite material • Elegant aesthetic and design freedom with more than 100 colours • Durable, non-porous, hygienic and easy to clean


• Improved scratch resistance and dirt repellency • Easy cleaning • Longer intervals between renewal of the surfaces • For a variety of surfaces

Structural interlayer

Decorative safety glass

DuPont™ SentryGlas offers exceptional structural and design performance which enables you to build stronger, more impact resistant and durably transparent glass flooring, balustrades, stairs and partitions.

DuPont™ SentryGlas Expressions™ enables you to capture photo imaging, vibrant tones and textures, for dynamic design in safety glass. It adds digital imaging and ink jet printing technologies to high-performance glass interlayers.


• Enhanced transparency and optimum light transmission • Weight reduction and architectural freedom • Enhanced edge and impact performance • Increased post-breakage integrity, stronger laminate



• Print is protected within laminated safety glass • Easy-to-clean two-sided glass surface • Flexible design due to digital printing

DuPont helps you contribute to zero-net energy buildings.

Managing comfort with efficiency Meet the high requirements of energy management and reduce operational costs. Improve the performance and thermal efficiency of building envelopes. Enable active generation of renewable energy. DuPont supports your mission for energy efficiency.

Phase change material DuPont™ Energain thermal mass panel is designed to improve room climate and comfort and significantly reduce the energy consumption in low inertia buildings. ®


• Adds thermal mass to low inertia buildings • Reduces energy losses, CO2 emissions and saves up to 35% air-conditioning costs • Increases interior comfort • Easy to install

Breather membranes

Metalised vapourcontrol membranes

PV materials and technology

DuPont™ Tyvek offers reliable protection with trouble-free installation. It is vapour-open but water-tight, robust, resistant to UV damage and offers a long term functionality. An innovative, single layer, non-woven breather membrane that provides to roofs and walls of residential and commercial buildings an excellent combination of weather protection, durability and breathability.

DuPont™ AirGuard is a metalised membrane and has been specifically developed to be used as a reflective air leakage barrier. It is particularly applicable in “vapour-open” wall construction where external layers offer low vapour resistance.

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is the leading supplier of films, resins, encapsulation sheets, flexible substrates, conductive pastes and high performance seals, to help increase the efficiency and lifetime of solar modules.

• Metalised air-tight vapour control membranes • Avoids moisture migration • Boosts thermal insulation

• Extended lifetime of solar modules • Reduction of total solar system costs • Greater design and flexibility and ease of assembly for new applications


• Innovative breather membranes for pitched roofs and walls • Extremely thick functional layer compared to other products (175-300µm) • Weather protection, durability and breathability • Thermal efficiency • Easy to install



At the forefront of building science, we’re meeting the challenge of developing the innovative solutions you need in a changing world.

Building on science, together Considering tomorrow today is the key to a future worth living. DuPont science will continue to provide you with the tools to design, build and renovate buildings that are safer, more energy efficient, aesthetic and sustainable. With your creativity and your expertise on science together, corraboratively, for now and in the future.

Sustainable Building. DuPont helps you to be a sustainability leader and contribute to reducing energy consumption, protecting people and the environment.


Safe and Comfortable Construction. DuPont places a high value on developing solutions that contribute to better, safer and healthier living spaces for people, every day.


Sustainable Landscaping and Civil Engineering. DuPont is an expert solution provider for today’s civil engineering, construction and landscaping challenges.


Exterior Façades and Cladding. DuPont enables you to design and build strong elegant façades with long-lasting weather resistance and low maintenance costs.


Interior Architecture and Design. DuPont provides you the tools to design appealing and functional living spaces, with long-lasting surface protection and strength.


Energy Management. DuPont is dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint and enabling zero-net energy buildings that help you reach your design goals.


Discover more about the wider offering of DuPont in the built environment on our Product Overview Poster enclosed.


Credits: Title: ZeroHouse™ designed by Scott Specht, architect, Photography: DuPont property | Page 2/3: © Greg Wilson | Page 4/5 from left to right: #1 (head image): SentryGlas® interlayers on facade of Bolzano Museum, Italy. Architects: KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike Planung und Kommunikation GmbH, Photography: © Ludwig Thalheimer, lupe / #2 DuPont property / #3 © Monkey Business, / #4 DuPont property | Page 6/7: #1-4 DuPont property, #5 endostock, | Page 8/9: head image: © Liyu Aan, / other images DuPont property | Page 10/11: all images DuPont property | Page 12/13: all images DuPont property | Page 14/15: head image Thaut Images, / other images DuPont property | Page 16/17: #1 © Reynaers International N.V. Belgium | Page 18/19: #1 DuPont property

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