Several challenges impact the people of our global communities today. For example, 1 in 4 people worldwide live in conditions that jeopardize their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities. From the affordable housing crisis, where people globally are cost burdened by their home expenses, to an increased rate of food insecurity -- there is opportunity to make a lasting impact to address these challenges to sustainably meet the needs of our communities. Through their actions, businesses can choose to make a difference to those who face these challenges.
We believe every person on the planet should have the opportunity to live in safe, affordable, and resilient structures.
DuPont™ Tyvek® outlasts cheap roofing underlays
DuPont™ Tyvek® outlasts cheap roofing membranes. Alternatives can fail after only 5 years. With Tyvek® your building can last for many years to come. This is our part in making the building stock more sustainable. Think twice, build once, trust Tyvek®.
Improved Fire Performance
According to the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services, across the world the most common place for a fire to begin is inside of a building. In the US alone, dwelling fires cost Americans over $10.8 billion in losses annually, along with more than 10,000 injuries and thousands of fatalities. Although national and local building code regulations are in place to minimize risk, human error and environmental factors make this a complex issue to completely stamp out.
DuPont™ Tyvek® FireCurb® breather membrane is used on the outside of buildings and has been on the market for almost a decade. It uses our patented halogen-free self-extinguishing technology which is designed to stop flames at the membrane and snuff them out. To complement this innovation, DuPont Water & Protection has now launched the high performance DuPont™ AirGuard® A2 FR Air and Vapor Control Layer (AVCL), offering a similarly advanced, fire-retardant, airtight and vapor-controlled membrane for internal walls and ceilings. In addition to its fire-retardant properties, the new AirGuard® A2 FR AVCL also brings enhanced benefits for conserving building energy and managing moisture, air quality, and interior comfort.
The products can be used together as a complete, durably enhanced fire safety solution—Tyvek® FireCurb® on the outside of the building and AirGuard® A2 FR AVCL on the interior. In many markets, these products provide exceptional fire safety that even surpasses existing regulations.
As a corporate sponsor, we partner with Habitat for Humanity to enable stronger communities with building materials, employee giving and employee volunteerism. In 2019 alone, our materials benefited nearly 550 families in more than 100 communities.