SOCORRO, N.M., February 1, 2001 -- The New Mexico Tech Research Foundation has received a substantial corporate donation in the form of intellectual property from DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, a subsidiary of corporate giant E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont).
DuPont, as the owner of certain patents, patent applications, and technical information pertaining to the use of a strontium chloride bath for sodium electrolysis, recently donated that specific technology to the New Mexico Tech Research Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit corporation affiliated with New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
The transferred technology can be used, among other industrial applications, to manufacture sodium. Its market value has not been determined.
DuPont, a 200-year-old diversified chemical company, is recognized throughout the world for having developed several innovative products whose trademarks have become household names, such as Teflon, Lycra, Kevlar, Dacron, Stainmaster, Mylar, Tyvek, and Cordura.