Company Addressing Growing Global Demand for Biotech-Based Materials, Fuel,
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced leadership changes to strengthen its leading biotechnology position and better serve the growing global demand for the company's biotech- based innovations in materials, food, feed and fuel markets.
"Across its business segments, DuPont is integrating biology with its expertise in chemistry to deliver its biotechnology pipeline to the marketplace. DuPont has stepped up its efforts, including today's leadership changes, to accelerate commercialization of its bio-based technologies to meet growing global demand," said DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
"Population growth, rising income and demand for bio-based products are driving increased demand for biotechnology outputs," Holliday said. "DuPont is uniquely positioned to meet the challenge due to our multi-discipline science and ability to integrate biology across our business segments and different industries."
DuPont is developing a broad range of innovations using both biology
and chemistry to provide customers with superior performing products,
-- A portfolio of renewably-sourced polymers, providing better or
comparable performance than petrochemical-based alternatives, including
DuPont(TM) Sorona(R) EP thermoplastic resins and DuPont(TM) Hytrel(R)
RS thermoplastic elastomers;
-- Imron(R) polyurethane enamels, made with DuPont(TM) Cerenol(TM) polyol,
providing superior durability, gloss and color retention;
-- Pro-Cote(R) soy polymers, a renewably-sourced material derived f
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