Feb 5, 2007

DuPont announced today that it has successfully commercialized a new, patented manufacturing process to remove greater than 97% of trace levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its homologues and direct precursors from its fluorotelomer products. This milestone meets key commitments of the EPA voluntary stewardship program for product content, three years ahead of schedule. The new “LX Platform Products” are expected to be drop-in replacements for current DuPont products.

LX Platform Products do not require regulatory re-qualification and will continue to be listed on existing global regulatory clearances, including the United States (TSCA), Europe (EINECS), Canada (DSL), and Japan (ENCS), among others. The new products, based on existing DuPont Teflon®, Zonyl® and Foraperle® chemistries maintain superior performance. LX Platform Products will be used for surface-protection in segments such as paper packaging, fluorosurfactants and coatings, leather, stone and tile and others.

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