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    moment than a seat. A seat, that would have comforted me and put my uneasiness to rest. I kept glancing over at my phone to check the time and saw that time was nearing. I did not utter a single word through the train ride until we arrived at DuPont Circle. I

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    Jason Chemistry Assessment PTFE history Polytetrafluoroethene (PTFE) (Teflon). The polytetrafluoroethylene was discovered by DuPont's Roy Plunkett in 1938. When he tried to make a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant, tetrafluoroethylene was polymerized in a high-pressure storage vessel (the inner wall of the vessel became a catalyst for polymerization). Since Plunkett was measuring the amount of gas used by weighing the bottle

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    W.L. Gore & Associates is an American manufacturing company that specializes in making products derived from polytetrafluoroethylene, or simply PTFE. The company is best known for its Gore-Tex fabric coating, which makes fabric waterproof and windproof, but yet breathable. The company evolved from the late Wilbert L. Gore’s experiences personally, organizationally, and technically. Mr. Gore moved to E. I. du Pont de Nemours in 1945 where he was part of a team that worked on the development of

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    Introduction and Problem According the Wallstreet journal, the purchase of carpet is one of the most expensive purchases that people make in their lifetime, yet this product as remained mostly undermarketed with only 5 million dollars spent on customer advertising for 15 billon dollars in revenue for the industry. In 1988 the industry saw a major change with the introduction of Du Pont’s Stainmaster carpeting, which allowed it to gain a strong foothold and marketing advantage within the industry

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    flak jacket provided protection primarily from ammunitions fragments and was ineffective against most pistol and rifle threats. Flak jackets were also very bulky. Bulletproof vests have come a long way since their silk and flak days. Developed at DuPont in 1965, the high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. In the late 1970s it was discovered that Kevlar would make a good material for body armor. Kevlar soon became manufactured

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    B.A. 142 CASE 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY E. I. du Pont de Nemours is an American chemical company that has recently acquired the major oil company of Conoco Inc. and is becoming one of the largest chemical manufacturers in the United States. Its financial conservatism has pushed Du Pont to the forefront of the industry as its profitability soared, providing it with the liquidity to readily finance its cash needs. But several competitive conditions posed a challenge to its risk averse financial

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    For some years now there has been quite a bit of controversy as to whether the non-stick Teflon coating on pots and pans is actually harmful to humans. However, more recent there has even been rumor that this marvelous invention that every kitchen maid loves, may actually cause cancer. So how much of this is fact, and how much is just myth? First of all, it may be prudent to explain exactly what Teflon is. Teflon, is the registered trademark of a man-made chemical known as polytetrafluorothylene

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    INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM TO: IVAN I. LAPUKA FROM: KIRILL DEMENTEV SUBJECT: LEADING GLOBAL GROWTH BY PROTECTING WHAT REALLY MATTERS MOST DATE: 24/03/2010 1. I am not surprised by Ellen’s statement that her main role is to train the leaders of tomorrow. Career growth can be one of the most motivating tools that managers have. Someone will be much more motivated if they know that their hard work will pay off in the future. It is also a lot more efficient and cheaper to appoint leaders from within

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    WRITTEN ANALYSIS Initially, DuPont started operating in 1802 as a gunpowder manufacturer supplying the U.S. army under the president Thomas Jefferson. It is based in Delaware. The company operated in different industries because they had a tradition of technological innovation in businesses as diverse as food and nutrition, healthcare, agriculture, fashion and apparel, home and construction, electronics, transportation and energy. During the year it evolved into a giant chemical and textile

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    The case “Du Pont Kevlar Aramid Industrial Fiber (Abridged)” states the development history of Du Pont’s products, and focuses on investing and marketing of Kevlar. Kevlar is a fiber which Howard W. Swank, general manager of Du Pont’s Textile Fibers Department, and other Textile Fibers Department’s managers were keen on. Kevlar is based on the former products of Du Pont, such as nylon, and Nomex Aramid fiber. Kevlar’s development was closely related to that of Nomex. It is a much stronger and

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