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​Chemistry is bicycle helmets, medical supplies, food packaging and clean water. We make the products that keep you safe and healthy, and that help create a brighter future for you and your family.

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THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND SKIING

Winter 2016

Polycarbonate:

Lightweight and impact-resistant polycarbonate is used to make helmets, goggles and sunglasses. Plastic foam padding in helmets provides cushioning and support.

Goggles:


Invisible films and coatings provide sun and anti-fog protection in goggles and sunglasses.

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ELECTRONIC INKS FOR A WEARABLE WORLD

Winter 2015

​Consumers are often not aware of chemistry in their everyday lives. Everyone knows about Smartphones and smartwatches, but how many know about smart clothing?

During the Printed Electronics USA 2014 conference in Santa Clara California last November, DuPont displayed a working model of a...

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SMARTPHONES: SMART CHEMISTRY

Fall 2015

​If you have ever dropped your phone without damaging the screen, you were probably relieved. Smartphone screens are designed to be extremely tough.

This toughness is the result of a serendipitous accident. In 1952, a chemist at Corning Glass Works was trying to heat a sample of glass to 600°C in...

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THE QUEST FOR A FULLY RECYCLABLE PAPER CUP

Summer 2015

​It’s estimated that the world uses over 200 billion paper cups every year. But, depending on local laws and recycling facilities, not all disposable cups deemed recyclable can be recycled. Most are lined with a plastic film to prevent leakage, and that lining needs to be removed before the cup...

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LOCAL, RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK CONTRIBUTES TO THE SUCCESS OF CANADIAN POTASH PRODUCTION

Fall 2014

​By Tim Lougheed

Although the agricultural bounty of Canada’s prairies feeds a considerable num- ber of people, far more are fed by a product that comes from the same region, but is not cultivated on any farm. This region is rich in potash, a rusty coloured ore extracted from sediments deposited...

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