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For the first time in Europe DuPont invests
in Zytel® HTN polymer capacity in Germany

DuPont Performance Materials is investing in Zytel® HTN PPA polymer capacity at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany. This will be the first Zytel® HTN polymer production facility in Europe. Construction is already under way and the new plant will begin production in the summer of 2016. The increase in Zytel® HTN capacity is needed to meet the growing global demand for the material in automotive, electrical and consumer electronics markets.

"The decision to invest in Zytel® HTN production capacity in Europe reflects our firm commitment to the European market and our determination to support the growing demand from customers in Europe with local supply of the products and services they need. These are exciting times for our nylon businesses; in 2015 we also announced a 10 percent capacity increase for Zytel® HTN polymer at our Richmond, Virginia site in addition to a 20 percent capacity increase for Zytel® PA 66 and PA 6 compounds at the Uentrop site," said Richard Mayo, Global Business Director for the Nylon and Polyester businesses in DuPont Performance Materials.

"Coupled with industry leading application development capabilities, Zytel® HTN PPA and other innovative products in the Performance Materials portfolio help design engineers find ingenious ways to replace metals with lightweight materials in a variety of industries,"
added Mayo.

DuPont introduced Zytel® HTN in 1994 to cost effectively bridge the performance gap between conventional engineering resins and high-end specialty polymers.
Zytel® HTN PPA grades retain stiffness, strength and mechanical properties despite exposure to high temperatures, chemicals and moisture, making them ideal for automotive underhood components and systems, connectors and bushings. In consumer electronics, Zytel® HTN high performance polyamides enable designers to create lighter and thinner products when used in the design of mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices.

Uentrop produces a large variety of polyamide polymers and compounded Zytel resins for a broad range of industries including the automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer markets.

With a high focus on quality and product consistency, DuPont owns and operates world-scale production assets for Zytel® HTN and operates compounding sites in all three regions of the world to ensure local supply wherever customers are located.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) in profile
DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

DuPont Performance Polymers
DuPont Performance Polymers is committed to working with customers throughout the world to develop new products, components and systems that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment. With more than 40 manufacturing, development and research centers throughout the world, DuPont Performance Polymers uses the industry's broadest portfolio of plastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, filaments and high-performance parts and shapes to deliver cost-effective solutions to customers in aerospace, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic, industrial, sporting goods and other diversified industries.

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