DuPont Calls for Plunkett Awards Entries

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts is requesting entries for the 2013 Plunkett Awards, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) by a DuPont scientist.

These awards recognize outstanding uses of DuPont fluoropolymers to create inventive market solutions that benefit the environment, showcase extraordinary innovation, or deliver a game-changing market application.

In 1938, Dr. Roy J. Plunkett transformed an apparent mistake into the discovery of PTFE, which was the first fluoropolymer and remains one of the most valuable and versatile materials ever invented.  Fluoropolymer-based products play a critical role in various applications, including cable and internet service, renewable energy generation and mobile communication devices.

DuPont will accept submissions for the 2013 Plunkett Awards until May 31. Entries will be evaluated for their degree of innovation, contribution to enhanced sustainability and economic and commercial significance.  Winners will be announced in November.

The entry form can be downloaded at


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