Applying Our Science to Your Business
When it comes to product development, our cycle of scientific innovation starts and ends with our industry applications expertise, and a deep understanding of the markets we serve. This enables us to work closely with our customers to identify their needs, then interpret those needs on both a business and technical level.
In practice, applied sciences are involved throughout the product development process, validating product performance and then working closely with both customers and colleagues to develop model systems and perform scale-up testing, before going into production.
Animal Nutrition & Health
Through substantive scientific investment and innovation, DuPont has built a unique "farm to fork" understanding of the food value chain to address the increasing demand for animal nutrition and health solutions, that enable removal and reduction of antibiotics and cost-effective animal production. This holistic approach includes:
- A broad portfolio of nutritional animal health solutions, including probiotics, betaine, essential oils, and enzymes
- Microbiological Innovation Centers
- In-field analysis and applied research: we have analyzed over 80,000 chicken guts from across 500 production sites
- World-class microbial genomics capability and microbiome research
- Invitro gut simulators and formulation expertise
This expertise, combined with our collaborations across leading academic institutions and with industry thought leaders, means we are focused on developing the right offering to meet the growing need for high-quality protein around the globe.
We Love Guts!
Laundry and Dish Applications
To ensure detergent testing in the lab reflects real-life consumer stain problems, DuPont places consumer research at the heart of our innovation. We look directly at real-world data to help our customers – the detergent producers – select existing stains that represent real consumer needs.
We focus our global technology development by examining commonalities between countries and regions to identify those stains that are most relevant to consumers in all parts of the world. However, while technology is global, consumers – and their stains – are always local. So we also look closely at regional differences, to spot emerging global trends or local needs that are important to understand for our customer to be successful in a specific market.
Grain Processing Expertise
Leveraging our heritage of world-class science, engineering and technology, combined with a deep understanding of commercial value chains and market knowledge, we help our customers in the fuel ethanol and carbohydrate processing industries fuel their business forward.
Our industry applications expertise enables services such as enzyme and process optimization, on-site enzyme training, and fermentation analysis. With laboratories around the world, we continue to invest in products and applications to enhance liquefaction and SSF. Since 2009, our dedicated Applied Innovation Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (USA) has been supporting customers with applications research and development, technical service requests and new product trial support. This total system of innovation continually renews our portfolio, creates new product lines, and delivers results that help our customers thrive.