Challenge accepted. It’s in our DNA.

Food. Shelter. Clothing. Transportation. All are vital to our way of life. And each also presents its share of challenges. At Koch we embrace those challenges — by challenging ourselves and each other to explore new ways that make life even better.

16 Everyday Challenges We Take On.

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Fueling The Journey

Gasoline. Jet fuel. Diesel. Biofuels. We got our start by mastering the challenges of refining quality, dependable fuels to power life’s journey. Today we continue setting industry standards and environmental best practices for how it’s done.

Challenge:
Renewable Fuels
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With seven ethanol plants and 850 million gallons of annual capacity we’re the fifth largest ethanol producer in the United States.

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Digital Living

From buttons on your home appliances to circuitry in your smart phone to safety sensors in your car to copper and optical data networks at the office, our electronic components answer the challenge of staying reliably connected wherever you go.

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Glass That Performs

Glass invites the world inside. Yet keeps the elements out. You’ll find the modern, high-performance glass we make in everything from homes, to cars, to appliances, to the tallest building in the world.

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Hungry Humans

For farmers, feeding a hungry planet is no small challenge. At Koch Agronomic Services, we harness science to create the powerful, next-generation plant nutrients that food producers require to keep crops growing strong.

Challenge:
Food For All

9 BILLION BY 2050

Feeding the estimated nine billion of us who will inhabit Earth by the year 2050 will require twice the amount of food to be grown on roughly the same amount of land used for farming today.

Source: Global Harvest Initiative

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Smart Flooring

Our STAINMASTER® carpet revolutionized the carpet industry. And today, the STAINMASTER® brand continues to be a leader in home comfort and dependability by rolling out new products in carpet, tile, grout and vinyl.

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Smarter Buildings

Our Transcend® network-connected lighting solutions do more than just save energy. They also meet the challenge of providing the right kind of light at the right moment – and power a range of other applications to improve the user experience.

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Apparel That Works

From rugged work clothes to sexy underthings, garments made with our fibers and fabrics stretch and recover, wick away perspiration to help keep you cool and dry, and even provide warmth and comfort. Chances are, garments made with our LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE® or CORDURA® brands are already in your wardrobe.

Challenge:
Next-generation fabrics

From head, to toe, to the packs they carry, CORDURA ® fabric helps our military men and women better meet their challenges head on.

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Steadfast Shelter

Next-generation building products: plywood, gypsum wallboard, fiberglass sheathing, and more. Our Georgia-Pacific building products have a reputation for quality that’s as solid as the buildings and houses they create.

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Raising The Steaks

Speaking of helping feed the world, our 460,000 acres of ranchland support more than 12,000 head of cattle including breeds renowned for their tender tastiness. Go ahead. Unleash your inner carnivore.

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Improving Fuel Economy

In the constant challenge to create more efficient vehicles, we integrate aerodynamic systems into automotive grilles to boost efficiency — providing up to 20% weight savings and up to 30% better aero performance.

Challenge:
Driving innovation

IT’S ESTIMATED THAT

By the year 2030, the amount of motor vehicles on the world’s highways will be two billion — twice the number currently on the road.

Source: Two Billion Cars: Driving toward Sustainability — Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon.

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Medical Technology

From life-saving surgical instruments to life-sustaining insulin infusion pumps, we create and deliver critical components for leading-edge medical devices that countless lives depend on in the most challenging of circumstances.

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Cleaner Restrooms

Public health is a big challenge. But our touchless enMotion® automated towel dispensers rise to the occasion. They lower the risk of cross-contamination and help improve hygiene — while reducing towel usage by up to 30 percent.

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Filtration for a Better Future

From the reclamation of industrial chemicals and paint to ensuring the purity and quality of beverages like milk, wine, fruit juice and water, we lead the industry in state-of-the-art filtration technology that creates value in many important applications.

Challenge:
Clean Drinking Water

According to the World Health Organization

633 million people lack access to safe water worldwide.

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Quality Time Together

The dinner table is the healthy hub of family life. But gathering everyone around it for mealtime can be a challenge. Dixie® paper products help make it a little easier — letting you linger a little longer and focus on what matters.

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The Road Ahead

Rubber, meet road. Or, more technically, meet our efficient and reliable supply of asphalt products that are focused on safe, durable and environmentally responsible performance. But you can still just call it ”road“ if you like.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

After a challenging day, nothing feels better than the comfort of your bed. With our DACRON® fiberfill, your pillows feel heavenly, comforters stay warm, and mattress pads provide the restful slumber you’ve earned.

Click here to see more ways we help make home life better. Click here to view the What We Do page

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