For over 52 years, DUPONT PONTCHARTRAIN SITE has been dedicated to supporting educational activities and positively contributing to the local
economy. The site operated two DuPont businesses for most of the 2015 calendar year – Performance Polymers and Protection Solutions – which had
over 380 employees and 190 contractors during this time period involved in numerous community and professional organizations in the area. The Performance Polymers business was sold on November 1, 2015, to another company that is still manufacturing Neoprene rubber on-site.
PPDa, one of the primary products made by the DuPont Protection Solutions business at the Pontchartrain Site, is used to produce Kevlar®. Kevlar®, known for its strength, and its heat and fire resistant characteristics, is found in many products including oven mitts (Ove GloveTM), firefighter harnesses
and apparel, mattresses, gloves and tires. Kevlar® is most notably used in bullet resistant vests that have saved the lives of many police officers and military personnel.
Prior to 2012, the DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) business was a wholly owned subsidiary known as the Performance Elastomers business and TRI emissions from the Performance Elastomers business were reported independently from the DuPont Protection Solutions business. On February1, 2012, the Performance Elastomers business was dissolved and all of its assets were transferred to the DuPont Company. This TRI reporting year is the fourth year and final that the Pontchartrain Site is reporting the TRI data from both businesses under the DuPont Company. The 2015 TRI data submitted is representative of the time period that DuPont owned the businesses. Since 1987 (first TRI reporting year) total emissions and off-site transfers from the
facility have decreased by 70 percent, air emissions by over 76 percent and land emissions by 68 percent.
DuPont is committed to protecting the environment and the safety and health of the community and our employees. DuPont complies with federal and state environmental regulations and annually certifies its compliance to EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The Pontchartrain Site has received nine Louisiana Environmental Leadership Awards for a variety of waste minimization projects in different environmental areas. DuPont Pontchartrain Site has also been a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Site since January 2008. In order to qualify as a VPP site OSHA must recognize the facility as having an exemplary, comprehensive safety and health management system. The site was awarded the Star of Excellence by Region VI VPP for 2015.