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DuPont’s bio-based company DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences announced an exclusive partnership with global chemicals company Kemira to develop and commercialize DuPont’s enzymatic polymerization-based polysaccharide platform technology for certain applications.

  • As per deal DuPont will provide Kemira with access to its newest material platform technology, which uses enzymatic polymerization to design and produce polysaccharide materials directly from simple sugars.
  • The collaboration will bring new, biobased and inherently biodegradable product lines to Kemira’s strategic markets including paper and board, water treatment and the oil & gas industries.

The prominent deals and partnerships by DuPont are mentioned below:

June 2020: Latin Americas leading renewable energy company Atlas Renewable Energy in partnership with Dow a material science company announced the signing of a large-scale solar energy contract in Brazil. The project is expected to supply over 440GWh per year that will mostly be used to serve Dow under a 15-year duration contract.

May 2020: Indiana based Cummins Inc in partnership with DuPont helping the nation’s shortage of N95 respirator masks. Cummins’ NanoNet and NanoForce Media technology, which uses DuPont’s Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), can typically be found in air, fuel and lube filtration products used in heavy-duty diesel engines to prevent long-term engine wear, but also can be used in the N95 respirator masks worn by healthcare professionals.

February 2020: South Korea based SK Siltron, announced that it has completed the acquisition of DuPont’s Silicon Carbide Wafer (SiC Wafer) unit for $450 million. SK Siltron with this acquisition is expected to increase SiC wafers’ production and create additional jobs in the U.S. The primary site for the business is in Auburn, Michigan, about 120 miles north of Detroit.

November 2019, DuPont Electronics & Imaging (E&I) sold its Compound Semiconductor Solutions (CSS) business to SK Siltron, a South Korea-based silicon wafer supplier to the semiconductor market.

June 2019, SK Lubricants signed a supply contract with China’s largest oil and gas producer, PetroChina for the supply of premium base oil product YUBASE Plus, which significantly improves low-temperature performance and volatility compared to other products.

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