Company Nickname: DowDuPont
Public or Private: Public
DowDuPont Inc. was formed in a merger of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and The Dow Chemical Company. In the 20th century, DuPont developed polymers such as Vespel, neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar, Kapton, Kevlar, Zemdrain, M5 fiber, Nomex, Tyvek, Sorona, Corfam, and Lycra. DowDuPont is the world’s largest chemical company in terms of sales and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is intended to split into three publicly-traded companies in the future.