Chemical giant DuPont splits into 3 companies

By Ellie Borst | 05/24/2024 01:40 PM EDT

New DuPont and the two additional spinoff companies would absorb some “forever chemicals” obligations and liability costs.

Dupont corporate headquarters building and sign

A view of the DuPont corporate headquarters building. Mark Makela/AFP via Getty Images

Chemical company DuPont is again splitting into three companies, divvying up PFAS liabilities once more.

DuPont de Nemours announced Wednesday it plans to separate into three independent public companies: New DuPont, Electronics and Water.

New DuPont would specialize in health care, transportation and safety; Electronics would specialize in semiconductors and interconnections; and Water would specialize in filtration and desalination technologies.


The tax-free separation transaction, which the company estimates will take 18 to 24 months, would also shake up how DuPont and its spinoffs share the costs of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances liabilities and other obligations.