December 27, 2015 News

DuPont closing famed Central Research & Development unit

by Canadian Plastics

Closure will eliminate 10 per cent of the company’s workforce in 2016.

December 11, 2015 News

Dow Chemical, DuPont agree to merge

by Canadian Plastics

Billed as a “merger of equals”, the agreement calls for the two chemical suppliers to combine as DowDuPont, then separate into three independent publicly traded companies.

December 9, 2015 News

Dow and DuPont are in advanced talks to merge: reports

by Canadian Plastics

A deal could be announced in coming days, the reports say. Together, the companies are worth nearly US$120 billion.

November 4, 2015 News

DuPont consolidating plastics businesses

by Canadian Plastics

DuPont Company – one of the world’s largest chemical makers – is consolidating two of its plastics-related units into a single business. The company has merged its Packaging & Industrial Polymers segment with its Performance Polymers counterpart and also named

October 7, 2015 News

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman stepping down

by Canadian Plastics

Edward Breen will be interim chairman and CEO.

July 11, 2015 News

DuPont labeled a “severe” safety violator by U.S. regulator

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant criticized by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for worker deaths in Nov. 2014.

July 11, 2015 News

DuPont officially spins off Chemours

by Canadian Plastics

Effective July 1, the new company of Chemours was officially spun off from chemical maker DuPont Company. “We think of Chemours as a 200-hundred-year-old start-up,” president and CEO Mark Vergnano said in a news release. “We bring to the market

June 20, 2015 News

DuPont boosts nylon resins production in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

Increasing demand in the automotive sector has led chemical maker DuPont to boost production of its Zytel nylon resins by 20 per cent at its manufacturing Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany. The company has ramped up production of PA 66

May 15, 2015 News

Canada’s IPL wins DuPont’s top packaging award

by Canadian Plastics

Salsa container wins Diamond Award.

May 13, 2015 News

DuPont wins board fight against activist investor Trian

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. chemical conglomerate DuPont Co. has defeated an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Fund Management L.P. to land seats on the DuPont board. As reported by Reuters news service, Peltz’s Trian Fund Management had sought four

January 28, 2015 News

DuPont partners for Chinese fluoroelastomers JV

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based chemical giant DuPont is partnering with a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation to serve China’s rapidly expanding fluoroelastomer market. Fluoropolymer Solutions (DuPont) and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Company Limited (Chenguang), a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corporation

December 10, 2014 News

DuPont selling Neoprene elastomer business to Denka

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier DuPont has reached an agreement to sell its Neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer, a new joint venture company owned 70 per cent by Japan-based Denki Kagaku Kogyo and 30 per cent by Mitsui & Co. Neoprene,