Irénée du Pont Biography
Irénée du Pont was born on December 21, 1876 – December 19, 1963 was a U.S. businessman, former president of the DuPont company and head of the Du Pont trust.
Irénée du Pont Age
Irénée du Pont was born on 21 December 1876, He died on December 19, 1963 at the age of 87 years
Irénée du Pont Wife
Irene du Pont was the wife to Irénée du Pont
Irénée du Pont Children
Irénée du Pont had two children Crawford Greenewalt and Colgate Darden
Irénée du Pont Early life and education
He was born on December 21, 1876, in New Castle, Delaware. He was a descendant of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1894 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1897. While at MIT, he was a member of the Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity, where he was one of the first brothers and to which he contributed more than $4,000,000 over the course of his lifetime.
Irénée du Pont Career
He worked for Fenn’s Manufacturing Contracting Company for a number of years before he joined DuPont. He was president of DuPont from 1919 to 1925. He oversaw DuPont at a time when eight workers were fatally poisoned with tetraethyl lead while he issued statements about there being “slight difficulties”. He retired from the board of directors of DuPont in 1958.
Irénée du Pont Personal life
He built a mansion in Varadero, Cuba, which he named Xanadu. In 1957, Fortune estimated his wealth at between $200 million and $400 million, making him one of the two richest members of the Du Pont family at that time, and one of the twenty richest Americans (see Wealthiest Americans (1957)). In the 1930s, he was a proponent of eugenics.
Irénée du Pont Death
He died on December 19, 1963, in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Top 5 Companies Owned by DuPont
BY JUSTIN WALTON Updated Oct 24, 2018
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American conglomerate founded in 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Éleuthère Irénée du Pont. DuPont is one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and science-based products. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont is responsible for developing innovative materials such as Teflon, Mylar, Dacron, Lycra and Orlon. In August 2017, the company merged with Dow Chemical, forming a new company called DowDuPont (DWDP). DuPont continues to operate as a subsidiary.
Over the years, DuPont has acquired a number of companies that have helped grow its broad range of science-based products.
Danisco A/S is a Danish-based biotech company with a range of products for food production, pet food production, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. The company was formed in 1989 and acquired by DuPont in 2011 for $6.3 billion. The company specializes in producing enzymes used to preserve foods and make biofuels.
Danisco is one of the largest producers of the thickening agent guar gum and the gelling agent carrageenan, which adds texture and stability to dairy desserts, processed cheeses and jellies. The company claims that its ingredients are in much of the world’s ice cream. Danisco also develops many natural enzymes and antioxidants that preserve the shelf life of food worldwide.
Founded in 1926, DuPont Pioneer is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. The Iowa-based company is one of the largest producers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), specializing in genetically modified crops with insect or herbicide resistance. DuPont acquired the seed company for $7.7 billion in 1999.
Pioneer produces, markets and sells hybrid seed corn, sorghum, sunflower, cotton, soybean, alfalfa, canola, rice, wheat and other seeds in more than 90 countries.
Created by DuPont scientists in 1967, Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material marketed by DuPont primarily as a countertop and is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. Along with DuPont’s similar solid surface material Zodiaq quartz, Corian is used in the residential and commercial design industries, as well as food service and health care.
The durable products have many applications because they can be designed and cut to order. Common uses for Corian include public bathroom stalls, office partitions and kitchen countertops.
Tyvek is a synthetic material developed and marketed by DuPont. The strong material is primarily used as a house wrap that protects buildings during construction. The material allows water vapor to pass through while blocking liquids. It also provides buildings with additional insulation and resists wood rot and mold growth. DuPont trademarked the material in 1965 and began selling Tyvek in 1967.
Tyvek is also used in protective shipping envelopes and in a line of protective apparel for industrial workers that includes laboratory coats and coveralls. It is often used for light hazmat applications, such as asbestos and radiation work. Tyvek’s sub-brand Tychem is rated for a higher level of liquid protection from chemicals.
Developed by DuPont in 1965, Kevlar was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. The high-strength material is typically spun into ropes or fabric sheets. Its applications include body armor, racing sails, drum heads, and fiber optic cables. Due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio, it is considered to be five times stronger than steel.
Kevlar is used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as tires, socks and shoes, sports equipment and mobile phone cases. While it has many other applications, Kevlar is best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor for law enforcement and the military around the world.