DuPont™ Tedlar® Partners With SPE Foundation To Sponsor Educational Events
Wilmington, DE - DuPont™ Tedlar®,
a global leader in technology-based materials and solutions, recently signed with SPE Foundation to sponsor various events and support the Foundation’s three-pronged approach to enrich and develop the future workforce for the plastics industry.
“The partnership with DuPont™ Tedlar® supports our work in many ways. A scholarship for a student who will be joining us in a few short years; helping young women see the numerous STEM opportunities in plastics and polymer science
through our Girl Scout patch program; and bringing the PlastiVan to its local community, with whom DuPont team members can engage and inspire students through our hands-on K-12 plastics education programming,” said Eve Vitale, SPE Foundation’s
The collaboration will include:
• A DuPont™ Tedlar® Scholarship for a STEM student
• PlastiVan® Tedlar® education at the Girl Scouts of America Phenom in Orlando, FL, in July 2023
• PlastiVan® school visits in Buffalo, NY, with opportunities for DuPont employees to engage with the community
As part of the collaboration, DuPont will develop simple chemistry descriptions and explanations of DuPont™ Tedlar® products, which can be used in chemistry classrooms, as well as providing materials for classrooms and STEM fair events.
These materials will include DuPont™ Tedlar® wallcoverings for experiment and the opportunity for students to write on walls with freedom and creativity.
DuPont™ Tedlar® will also provide literature to educate the uses and importance of Tedlar® products and how they are related to sustainability in such industries as aerospace, building and construction, transportation,
etc. Opportunities will also be given to DuPont™ Tedlar® employees to join PlastiVan® in classroom visits to demonstrate the science and chemistry behind their products.
“We are very proud to be working with SPE Foundation to help educate and support the next generation of plastics engineers,” said Matt Urfali, VP Sales & Marketing, DuPont™ Tedlar®. “We especially look forward
to collaborating with our New York manufacturing facility to help SPE bring in-person learning to local students.”
84 countries and 60,000+ stakeholders strong, SPE unites plastics professionals worldwide – helping them succeed and strengthening their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing. For more information, visit www.4spe.org.
About DuPont™ Tedlar®
DuPont is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. With over 60 years of proven performance, Tedlar® PVF Films from DuPont are trusted and used in in aerospace, transportation,
graphics and signage, building and construction, and many more.
Tedlar® lends long-lasting protection for exterior architectural applications. Performance advantages include:
• Resistant to weathering impact, including fading due to UV exposure
• Highly flexible and resistant to cracking and corrosion, even in highly corrosive environments
• Dirt-shedding and anti-graffiti
• Impervious to harsh chemicals and
• Resistant to the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria
When applied to metal panels, Tedlar® PVF Films enable excellent longevity and performance in extreme environments, without coastal restrictions. Tedlar® is available in a range of colors and offers extended warranties, keeping construction projects
looking like-new for decades to come. DuPont™ Tedlar® is a premium protective solution for companies looking to replace or improve upon the performance of a coil coating. Tedlar® is in stock and made in the USA. For more information,
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