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DuPont Expands Animal Health Solutions Business in Asia

New Plant in Shenzhen, China, and Existing Site in India Boost Biosecurity


SHENZHEN, China, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont has expanded its biosecurity offering in Asia with a new DuPont Animal Health Solutions facility here. The plant produces Virkon(R) S, the leading virucidal disinfectant. DuPont plans to manufacture other animal health product offerings at the site in the future.

DuPont Animal Health Solutions products are widely used in the livestock industry for customized biosecurity programs that help prevent pathogens from establishing themselves and also help prevent the spread of infection on the farm. Sales of DuPont Animal Health Solutions are growing at more than 50 percent annually in China alone.

"This investment is part of our commitment to drive innovation and growth for DuPont's biosecurity offerings, improve food safety in China, and stay close to customers in Guangdong Province, which is a core market for animal health in China," said Gary W. Spitzer, vice president and general manager - DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. "Coupled with the startup of our facility in India last year, we believe the animal health industry in the Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With local facilities in place, DuPont can respond more quickly and effectively to local customer needs, providing faster service to effectively combat regional disease outbreaks."

The state-of-the-art facility at Shenzhen offers powder and liquid product lines, as well as flexible packaging solutions, including a broad spectrum of product packaging for smaller farmers in China. The local facility also will result in a shorter lead time for local and regional customers, providing better emergency disease control in the region. DuPont plans to expand other clean and disinfect product lines that will promote the use of formulated cleaners such as Biosolve(R) Plus to offer better surface cleaning. The plant in China will produce additional powder and liquid disinfect product lines based on market requirements and local regulatory approvals.

Last year, the company established a local contract manufacturing plant in India, at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. The plant produces biosecurity program products and solutions to help control viruses in the livestock industry, as well as provide a healthy environment for animals. The Baddi facility has full manufacturing capabilities to produce both powdered and liquid chemistries for the animal and human health markets to enable DuPont to serve the Indian market efficiently and effectively. At the Baddi site, DuPont manufactures a broad range of products that include disinfectants, cleaners and sanitizers -- Virkon(R) S, Virudine(TM) and Biosolve(R) Plus -- for the animal health industry.

Virkon(R) S has been independently tested to be effective against the H5N1 avian flu strain, the virus which is now impacting nations and the poultry industry in Europe and Asia. Globally regarded as the most effective virucidal disinfectant agent available, Virkon(R) S works as a preventive measure, enhancing sanitary conditions of livestock areas and helping to prevent avian influenza from spreading.

With continuing outbreaks of avian influenza in Asia, veterinary experts have advised poultry producers to heighten their biosecurity vigilance. DuPont Animal Health Solutions' biosecurity experts recommend that poultry producers should ensure that their biosecurity measures include:

-- Effective perimeter control

-- Transport biosecurity -- wheel dips and sprays

-- Foot dips

-- Hand washing and protective clothing

-- Avoiding poultry stock coming into contact with wild birds

-- Thorough cleaning of poultry houses with a heavy duty multipurpose


-- Regular, thorough and effective disinfection of poultry houses -- the

avian influenza virus survives well in water so washing with water

alone may actually assist transmission

DuPont is among the leading companies introducing biosecurity offerings to the animal health industry in China to reduce the pathogens that can cause disease in animals. The goal of standard continuous biosecurity programs is first to control pathogens from establishing themselves on-site and then to reduce the spread of infection within the farm site.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends," "projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in DuPont's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not limited to changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions of countries in which the company does business; competitive pressures; successful integration of structural changes, including acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; research and development of new products, including regulatory approval and market acceptance, and seasonality of sales of agricultural products.


The DuPont Oval, DuPont(TM), The miracles of science(TM), Virudine(TM) and Biosolve(R) Plus are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Virkon(R) is a registered trademark of Antec International, a DuPont company.

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Caption: Virkon(R) S is globally regarded as the most effective virucidal

disinfectant agent available. It works as a preventive measure,

enhancing sanitary conditions of livestock areas and helping to

prevent avian influenza from spreading.

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Caption: Virkon(R) S is globally regarded as the most effective virucidal

disinfectant agent available. It works as a preventive measure,

enhancing sanitary conditions of livestock areas and helping to

prevent avian influenza from spreading.

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