DuPont plans to split up into three independent companies


US – DuPont plans to split up into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, DuPont would execute the proposed separations of its Electronics and Water businesses. New DuPont will continue as a diversified industrial company following completion of the separations.

As independent entities, both Electronics and Water will benefit from increased focus and agility in their respective industries.  ‘Each company will have greater flexibility to pursue their own focused growth strategies, including portfolio enhancing M&A’, said Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

New Dupont

New DuPont will be a diversified industrial company with deep materials science and application engineering expertise, innovation, top-tier manufacturing capabilities, and iconic brands such as Tyvek®, Kevlar® and Nomex®. New DuPont will have a presence in fast-growing healthcare end-markets including applications for biopharma consumables, medical devices, and medical packaging. The company will also be a provider of technologies enabling advanced mobility particularly within electric vehicles. New DuPont will remain a provider of solutions serving safety, construction, aerospace and other industrial-based end-markets.

New DuPont will be comprised of the existing businesses within the Water & Protection segment (excluding Water Solutions), the majority of businesses within Industrial Solutions (including healthcare), and the retained businesses reported in Corporate (including adhesives).


Electronics will be comprised of the existing Semiconductor Technologies and Interconnect Solutions lines of business, as well as the electronics-related product lines from Industrial Solutions.


Water will be comprised of DuPont’s current Water Solutions line of business with a portfolio of water filtration and purification solutions with technologies in reverse osmosis, ion exchange and ultrafiltration.