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DuPont Performance Coatings Opens New Coatings Technology Center in U.S.

January 20, 2011

New facility to support auto refinish and industrial coatings operations.

DuPont recently opened a new research and development facility dedicated to coatings science at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware in the U.S. The new Coatings Technology Center (CTC), established by DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC), will focus on DuPont Refinish Systems products that support the automotive collision industry and DuPont Industrial Coating Solutions, which markets a wide range of liquid and powder industrial finishes. "Innovation is essential to the continued growth of our coatings businesses," said John McCool, president, DPC. "This investment in research and development clearly demonstrates our commitment to growing our global coatings businesses."

"Locating this new facility at the Experimental Station allows us to leverage its unique and powerful base of scientific expertise and advanced research and development facilities," said Lewis Manring, vice president, global technology, DPC. "This facility will operate unlike any previous DuPont coatings laboratory, with a strong focus on inclusive innovation. The result will be a collaborative and efficient team focused on providing our customers with the finest coatings in the world and the technical support they need to use those products productively and profitably."

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