American chemical company, one of the largest in the world. Included in the list of Fortune 1000 according to the results of 2008 (81st place). Headquarters – in Wilmington, Delaware and in Geneva (Switzerland).

DuPont produces a wide range of chemical materials, conducting extensive innovative research in this area. The company is the inventor of many unique polymeric and other materials, including neoprene, nylon, Kevlar, Mylar, Tyvek and others. The company was a developer and a major manufacturer of freons used in the manufacture of refrigeration units.

Key figure: Aurelia Dupont
Founded: 1802 | Number of employees: 70 000