DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters June 8 in Wilmington.

This new center of technological innovation, known as Building E353, is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station — the breeding ground for numerous technologies over the decades from nylon to DuPont Kevlar to Lycra to IB’s own renewably sourced Sorona.

The researchers, business teams and cutting-edge laboratories at the new E353 facility will continue the tradition of innovation and scientific advancement on the historic Experimental Station site, while fostering the next wave of progress in industrial biosciences that results in better and more sustainable products and processes for customers across the globe.

The revitalization of Building E353 is part of a more than $200 million investment in the Experimental Station campus, which began in 2016 and encompasses about 50 buildings, with more than 2 million square feet of space. The E353 refurbishment focused on modernization, consolidation and advanced capabilities.

“DuPont has a long history of scientific discovery in Delaware,” said Gov. John Carney. “We’re proud to help announce the opening of the DuPont Industrial Biosciences Global Headquarters. The Experimental Station remains a vital hub for science and innovation, and we’re working together on campus to promote early-stage companies at the Delaware Innovation Space. The fact is Delaware remains a great place for companies of any size to put down roots, grow and create jobs. We look forward to our continued work together with DowDuPont.”

“DuPont continues to build its centuries-old legacy of researching and creating new products in Delaware,” said Sen. Tom Carper. “This facility will help keep and attract good-paying jobs here in the First State.”

“From stain-busting enzymes to next-generation biofuels, the products being developed inside the Industrial Biosciences building are exciting for DuPont, Delaware, and the world,” said Sen. Chris Coons. “This state-of-the-art facility represents DuPont’s commitment to Delaware, and with the brilliant men and women who work there every day, the possibilities are endless.”

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