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Posted: December 5, 2007
DuPont Group Vice President Briefs Investors on Performance Materials Segment
(Nanowerk News) At a briefing today with
security analysts, Diane H. Gulyas, group vice president -- DuPont
Performance Materials, discussed the segment's growth and productivity
strategies. With more than $6 billion in annual sales, the DuPont
Performance Materials platform is delivering customer-driven product
innovation and value-added applications development for the global
packaging, transportation, electrical and construction markets.
"We have delivered strong revenue and earnings growth by introducing
innovative new products and end-use applications, while driving cost
productivity," Gulyas said. "Our product innovations have supported price
gains and our cost focus has been especially important in light of the
significant increase in raw material costs over the past three years. We
also have increased our global presence with strong growth in emerging
"We see exciting new growth opportunities that we will pursue by
leveraging DuPont polymer, nanotechnology and biotechnology science in
photovoltaics, advanced metals replacement and renewable polymers. At the
same time, we will continue to deliver valuable, high-performance polymer
materials and solutions to our customers at attractive returns on capital,"
Today's presentation can be found at the Investor Center of the
company's website at http://www.dupont.com.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a science-based products and services company.
Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable
solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people
everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range
of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and
food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions of
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including regulatory approval and market acceptance, and seasonality of
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