DuPont Engineering Polymers is a $2.5 billion business unit of DuPont. Founded 200 years ago as an explosives company, DuPont's product line shifted during its second century to global chemicals, materials, and energy. Today the company delivers science-based solutions that impact everyday life. The company's brands include such familiar names as Teflon(R), Silverstone(R), Lycra, Stainmaster(R), Tyvek(R) and CoolMax(R). DuPont Engineering Polymers comprises 8 polymer businesses and employs 4,500 people at more than 30 facilities, worldwide. Offering alternatives to traditional materials such as metals, DuPont makes engineering plastic resins for a variety of demanding uses in automotive, electrical and electronics, industrial and consumer markets. Steeped in a tradition of discovery and innovation, DuPont Engineering Polymers has furthered the company's success and insured its continued longevity by using the Balanced Scorecard to integrate strategic themes across its diverse business units.