Advanced Materials

Delaware is a global leader when it comes to advanced materials. It is known for cutting-edge advanced materials research and technology, with the presence of DuPont, W.L. Gore, Ashland Hercules Chemical and many emerging growth companies in the state. The state is also a leader in research, with the University of Delaware’s world-renowned Center for Composite Materials.

  • DuPont science is at the core of some of the world’s most versatile materials, from nylon to specialty materials used in the Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
  • W. L. Gore & Associates is a global organization that uses fluoropolymer technology in applications ranging from industrial filtration to synthetic vascular grafts.
  • Ashland Hercules Chemical is a technology leader in water technologies, sustainable chemistry, cellulosic products, high-performance adhesives and specialty resins.

These corporations have proven to be great private sector partners, providing assistance and resources for development-stage companies, as well as cultivating talented and capable entrepreneurs and leaders.