E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) is a science and technology-based company. The Company's subsidiaries and affiliates conduct manufacturing, seed production or selling activities and distribute products manufactured by the Company. The Company operates in seven segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Chemicals, Performance Materials and Safety & Protection. Its other business operations include certain embryonic businesses, such as pre-commercial programs and nonaligned businesses in other. DuPont conducts research and development (R&D) programs across multiple fields, including biology, chemistry, engineering and materials science. The Company's brands include Pioneer, DuPont Teflon, Capstone, Opteon yf, Isceon, Suva, Vazo, Vertrel, Virkon, Viton, Zyron and Bynel coextrudable adhesive resins, Elvax EVA resins, DuPont Kevlar, Nomex and Tyvek.