Dupont™ Delrin® Makes Significant Progress Toward Achieving Climate Goals

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Ten percent scope 1 and 2 GHG reduction achieved from 2019 to 2021

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“The Delrin® business is committed to improving the sustainability of our manufacturing assets in order to deliver increasingly sustainable product offerings to our customers,” says Delrin® Global Business Manager, Brian Ammons.

DuPont (NYSE:DD) today announced that its global Delrin® production facilities have achieved an estimated 10 percent reduction in total scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2019 to 2021. The reduction is principally due to Delrin® plant modernization efforts which are part of the business’s overall commitment to sustainability.

“The Delrin® business is committed to improving the sustainability of our manufacturing assets in order to deliver increasingly sustainable product offerings to our customers,” says Delrin® Global Business Manager, Brian Ammons. “The 10 percent reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions is a result of the innovation and sustainability culture embedded in our organization.”

The Delrin® Washington Works facility in West Virginia completed three substantial energy efficiency projects aimed at reducing the plant’s steam and electricity consumption. Since 2020, the facility has received the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency award three years running. The Washington Works Delrin® plant also recently completed a transition from coal to natural gas steam generation, further reducing Delrin® scope 2 emissions.

At the Dordrecht Works facility in the Netherlands, production of Delrin® Renewable Attributed resin has contributed to the reduction in scope 1 and 2 manufacturing emissions. The Delrin® Renewable Attributed product portfolio is produced entirely with electricity backed by renewable energy credits from wind. Furthermore, steam is sourced from municipal waste energy recovery. The Delrin® Renewable Attributed product line, whose base polymer is produced with 100 percent ISCC certified bio-feedstock from waste, provides up to 75 percent reduction in global warming potential (GWP) impacts compared to fossil-based Delrin®. Delrin® Renewable Attributed was the first commercial bio-based acetal homopolymer and has been recognized for its world-class environmental profile, winning an R&D 100 Award in 2021 as well as a 2022 Gold Edison Award.

Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled emissions sources while scope 2 covers indirect emissions from purchased energy resources.

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