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Du Pont Co (United Kingdom) Ltd. of 76 Jermyn Street, London, SW1.
British subsidiary of US company Du Pont de Nemours Inc
Early 1950s: In response to ICI's move into the USA, DuPont’s Organic Chemical Department laid plans to enter the British rubber market by building a neoprene plant.
1957 DuPont UK Ltd. started building the plant on a former naval airfield at Maydown, seven miles from Londonderry.
1968 Maydown started to manufacture Orlon
1969 Started production of Lycra
Started manufacture of Hypalon.
1988 Maydown started production of Kevlar®
2012 Maydown was one of only four Kevlar plants in the world, and the only one in Europe.