DuPont™ Tedlar®, the global leader in technology-based materials and solutions, recently donated $20,000 to the SPE Foundation to support the Foundation’s three-pronged approach to enrich and develop future workforce for the plastics industry.
“This donation from Dupont Tedlar supports our work in so many ways. A generous 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 so that Dupont Tedlar team members can engage with and inspire students through our hands-on K-12 plastics education programming,” said Eve Vitale, SPE Foundation’s Chief Executive.
The donation will be allocated as follows:
As part of the collaboration with the SPE Foundation, DuPont™ will develop simple chemistry descriptions and explanations regarding 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® wall coverings for experimentation and the opportunity for students to write on walls with impunity!
DuPont™ Tedlar® will also provide educational literature about the uses of Tedlar® products and why they’re important and how they relate to sustainability in such industries as aerospace, building and construction, transportation, etc. Opportunities will also be given to DuPont™ Tedlar® employees to join PlastiVan® for classroom visits to demonstrate to students the science and chemistry behind their products.
“We are very proud to be working with the 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.”'
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About DuPont™ Tedlar®
Tedlar® represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 60 years of service to the solar, aerospace, building & construction and many other markets. Tedlar® films provide superior surface protection for a variety of materials and industries, including construction, signage & graphics, transportation, healthcare, and wallcoverings. We are committed to continuing to innovate through time-tested science and engineering to solve today’s challenges. To learn more about the Tedlar® business, please visit http://tedlar.com.
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