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DuPont announces global price increases


February 9, 2011
By DuPont

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February 8, 2011,
Richmond, VA – DuPont
Protection Technologies recently announced price increases of five
to 10 per cent on all product lines, depending on product type and geographic
location.

February 8, 2011,
Richmond, VA – DuPont
Protection Technologies
recently announced price increases of five
to 10 per cent on all product lines, depending on product type and geographic
location.

The increases include
key brands DuPont™ Kevlar®,
Nomex®,
Tyvek®
and Sontara®
and are being implemented immediately or as contracts permit.

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Details surrounding the
new prices will be communicated locally in each country.

While the announcement
from DuPont was being made, Julia Wheeler, the director of research and
development with DuPont Crop Protection, was addressing attendees of CropWorld
North America 2011
being held in Charlotte, N.C.

“We think the best way
to innovate in the future will be with joint initiatives and collaborations
that bring together the distinctive strengths of multiple organizations,”
Wheeler said, adding the new relationships will be essential for creating bold
and imaginative ways to meet the need for improved productivity and crop
quality while overcoming the challenges of rising research and development
costs, a shrinking talent pool, new regulatory hurdles and increasing demands
from society to do it all with less impact on the environment.

“These societal
pressures can be successfully addressed with innovation that comes about as
disparate organizations find new ways to work together,” she said.
“Fortunately, some novel collaborations are already taking place that allow us
to accomplish together what we can’t accomplish alone.”

Wheeler pointed to
current examples of collaboration, including joint review processes with
international regulatory agencies that expedite getting new products to market
globally, studies by non-governmental organizations and industry associations
that identify new standards and policies for agricultural operations, and joint
initiatives between academic institutions and companies that facilitate
knowledge-sharing and discovery.

“These success stories
are evidence of what can be accomplished. But they’re only the beginning of
what will be necessary to address issues facing our society,” she added.

Wheeler also pointed to
the need to identify new sources of talent in North America and elsewhere. She
noted the industry must find ways to encourage young people to invest their
talent, skills and energy in agriculture and to work across borders to identify
and tap into expertise from around the world.


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