P.O. Box 80030
Wilmington, DE 19880
Phone: (877) 234-1794; (302) 992-4264
Sales: $175 million (Ink World estimate).
Major Products: Digital inks and digital printing systems; conductive inks and pastes for printed electronics.
Key Personnel: Jon Kemp, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications; Dr. Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions; Dr. Homer Antoniadis, global technology director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions; Robert Olsen, global photovoltaic marketing manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions; Conrad Burke, global marketing director, photovoltaics for DuPont Microcircuit Materials; Kerry Adams, segment manager, DuPont Advanced Materials; John Voultos, segment manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials; Steven Willoughby, global segment leader, DuPont Microcircuit Materials; Ted Zhi, textile market segment leader, DuPont Digital Printing.
Key Locations: Worldwide operations; in the U.S., headquarters and R&D facilities in Wilmington, DE. DuPont MCM’s headquarters are in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Comments: With more than $34 billion in sales in 2014, DuPont is a science company that develops a wide range of solutions for many industries. DuPont has a strong presence in the inkjet and printed electronics industries, manufacturing OEM and textile inkjet inks and conductive inks and pastes.
In huge news, DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced in December 2015 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals named DowDuPont.
Once the merger is approved, DowDuPont will split into three independent, publicly traded companies: an Agriculture company; a Material Science company; and a Specialty Products company. This will happen 18 to 24 months after the initial merger is approved.
DuPont has a sizable presence in inks. In digital inks, DuPont is a leading supplier of OEM inks for desktop printers, and also offers Artistri digital textile inks.
In November, DuPont Digital Printing and EFI Reggiani announced the introduction of DuPont Artistri PK2600 digital textile pigment ink for EFI Reggiani ReNOIR digital textile printers. The inks are manufactured in a DuPont facility in Ft. Madison, IA.
DuPont has a major position on printed electronics. DuPont’s inks are being used for roll-to-roll screenprinting, flexo, gravure, photo-imaging, pad printing, inkjet and other processing techniques.
A segment of DuPont Electronics & Communications, DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is among the leaders in conductive inks. DuPont MCM formulates functional inks and metallization pastes for PV, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), biomedical sensors, flexible displays, electroluminescent (EL) lighting, membrane touch switches, printed batteries, RFID antennae, smart packaging, sensors, wearables and other printed electronic applications.
In personnel news, DuPont named Jon Kemp president of its Electronics & Communications business as of Nov. 1, 2015. Kemp succeeded David B. Miller, who retired after 34 years at DuPont.