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USGNN Original StoryDuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions Increases Prices

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions has announced a global price increase, effective November 1, 2007, for fluoropolymer resins and dispersions, of up to 20 percent depending on the product family and grade, and subject to terms and conditions of existing purchase agreements. These films can be used in solar thermal and photovoltaic applications. According to the company's announcement, reasons for the increase include steep upward trends in raw material, transportation and energy costs, as well as significant investments to expand production capacity for Fuoropolymer products … and accelerated research and development efforts designed to help the company meet its commitment to no longer make, use or buy perfluorooctanoic acid by 2015.

"DuPont is committed to deliver the highest quality and value to its customers, while remaining competitive in all of its markets," said Drew Weber, global business director, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. "Costs are continuing to increase dramatically for raw materials, transportation and energy, and we must pass some of these increases on to our customer base in order to continue to provide the quality fluoropolymer products that our customers have come to expect from DuPont. It is also imperative that we continue to invest in key areas to expand production and bring new innovations to market for our customers."

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