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DuPont Fire Extinguishants Launches New Web Site to Showcase Innovative Fire Safety Technology at NFPA Conference

Wilmington, Del., June 5, 2006

DuPont Fire Extinguishants, a leader in fire protection for more than 35 years, today announced the launch of a new web site, designed to provide visitors with critical new product and technical information about the extensive portfolio of DuPont™ FE clean agent fire extinguishants. DuPont will feature the new web site, which highlights how clean agent fire extinguishants safely and effectively deliver the science of protection to people, assets and the environment, at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) World Safety Conference and Exposition – the premiere event for fire and life safety professionals – at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., June 4-8, 2006. Visitors to the expo will find DuPont Fire Extinguishants at booth 1019.

The new web site is accessible at cleanagents.dupont.com. In addition to state-of-the-art functionality and improved navigation, DuPont has added a "Uses and Applications" section, designed to help current and potential customers understand how the range of DuPont™ FE clean agent extinguishants addresses diverse fire protection needs across a number of industries, including: emergency response, motor sports, aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, marine/boating, facility management, transportation and the arts, specifically museums and libraries.

The new site also offers a look into the Science of Protection™, which explains the DuPont commitment to protecting the things that matter most through the development of clean agent extinguishants that are safer for use around equipment, people and the environment. Other site features include:

  • Extensive clean agent fire extinguishant product information
  • An enhanced press room
  • Environmental and regulatory information
  • Updated technical training materials

"DuPont has a well-established history in the fire protection industry of driving science and innovation to deliver exceptional clean agent fire extinguishants," said Greg Rubin, global business manager, DuPont Fluorochemicals - Specialties. "The launch of our new web site at the NFPA conference enriches that history by giving our customers complete online access to key product and technical information about DuPont™ FE clean agent fire extinguishants and how they help to protect lives, as well as high-value, often irreplaceable, assets within critical facilities in the event of a fire, including aircraft cockpits and cabins, data centers, hospital MRI labs and museums."

DuPont™ FE clean agent fire extinguishants cease the combustion process through heat absorption and chemical interaction at a molecular level to extinguish fires quickly and minimize the damage caused by smoke and flames. They also can mitigate the effects of water fire suppression methods or dry chemical agents, which can be just as devastating as fire to sensitive electronic equipment, historical artifacts, or other objects and structures vulnerable to water or chemical damage. DuPont™ FE clean agent fire extinguishants are electrically non-conductive, non-corrosive and free of residue, making them ideal for effectively extinguishing fires – particularly in industries that rely heavily on technology, such as healthcare, financial services and manufacturing – and significantly reducing business downtime, data loss, damage to high-value equipment and personal injury.

DuPont™ FE clean agent fire extinguishants are an environmentally acceptable alternative to Halon. They can be used in new applications or replace Halon in existing systems with minimal system modifications.

For more information about DuPont Fire Extinguishants, visit the newly enhanced web site accessible at cleanagents.dupont.com.

DuPont is a science 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, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

 

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