DuPont is a science and technology-based company that has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. Rooted in science, driven by engineering, and united by purpose, DuPont exists to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

DuPont Performance Materials

From packages that keep food fresher longer to cars that are over 360 Kilograms lighter, DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) develops materials that give shape to smart ideas that unlock the world you imagined. Our product portfolio includes thermoplastics, ethylene copolymers, elastomers, renewably-sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers, all contributing to the latest technology-driven solutions.

As the pioneer of polymer science with a legacy of innovation, we use our world-class expertise across multiple polymer platforms to integrate cutting-edge science, design, manufacturing excellence, and processing technology to give shape to smarter ideas for today and tomorrow.

We support a global network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, electrical and electronics, healthcare, packaging and other industries. Through collaboration, we can take time, cost and risk out of the product-development cycle so that our customers can innovate with confidence.

DuPont Performance Materials for pharmaceutical processes and medical applications

DuPont Performance Materials help advance the healthcare sector by bringing safe and effective products to market, all with high confidentiality and scientific excellence.

DuPont’s excellence and expertise in science and engineering throughout the manufacturing process allows us to offer solutions across the range of pharmaceutical and medical industries:

  • DuPont Performance Materials has a broad range of medical device materials, including Delrin®, Hytrel®, Crastin® and Zytel® polymer families. These materials are backed by testing, regulatory review, and DuPont resources who work with customers on material specification through manufacturing.
  • DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts provide best in class high performance seals for pharmaceutical production processes, medical packaging and disposable devices. They resist over 1,800 different chemicals, while offering the high temperature stability of PTFE (327°C), making them the ideal solution for improving productivity as well as creating a safer environment in the day to day running of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
  • DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide (PI) parts and shapes help overcome severe wear and friction challenges associated to the most performing and advanced power medical instruments, used throughout nearly all surgical procedures. Typical examples of application are bearing cages for dentistry and other special internal wear components of high speed drills which must meet exceptional levels of safety, precision and reliability to guarantee patient safety and high quality surgical procedure while extending the life of the device and lowering the cost of operation.

Other innovative materials from the broader DuPont portfolio, including DuPont™ Surlyn® and DuPont™ Tyvek® (see profile), supply a high standard of excellence in medical device and pharmaceutical packaging.