DuPont Solutions to Today’s Demand for Sustainable Packaging

Wilmington, Del., USA, May 28, 2009


Demand Continues to Grow Despite the Economy, and Industry Commitment is High

  • Consumers are not backing off from green purchasing despite the economy - 44% of consumers say their green buying habits remain unchanged despite the current economy. and a third of consumers say they are MORE likely to buy green today than previously.

  • Among consumer goods producers, over half (55%) say their commitment to sustainabiltiy initiatives have not changed and that packaging is their top focus area (76%).

Sustainable Packaging is Important to DuPont

  • Packaging is a ~2.5 billion market for DuPont and sustainable packaging is a growing and important focus, supporting the company’s goal of improving the sustainability of value chains where it participates.

  • DuPont expects that industry growth of sustainable packaging will be five times higher than the current packaging industry growth rate

DuPont Sustainable Packaging Solutions

  • DuPont has a broad portfolio of sustainable solutions for packaging.

  • Energy and greenhouse gas reductions can be achieved with DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST solventless platemaking systems.

  • Renewably sourced materials include products such as such as DuPont™ Biomax® PTT polyester resins and DuPont™ Biomax® TPS starch-based resins.  These contain greater than 20 percent by weight renewably sourced ingredients.

  • Materials including DuPont™ Surlyn® films can help reduce the amount of packaging that is needed to protect products, replacing cardboard, clamsheels or blister packs, and  in downgauging packaging films.

DuPont is a science-based products and services 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 and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.