DuPont

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will combine its apparel, home textiles and related businesses into a single unit called

DuPont Apparel and Textile Sciences

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The new structure will unite DuPont's Lycra elastane, Nylon textile and Dacron branded businesses, which have combined revenue of $3 billion.

The unit will have about 10,000 employees and technical and manufacturing operations around the world. The move is scheduled to take place Jan. 1.