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DuPont to Conduct Online Packaging Exchange Event Focused on Sustainability and Package Design

Winners of 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation to be Announced

WILMINGTON, Del., May 10, 2011 – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers today announced that

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it will host a global online Packaging Exchange focused on addressing sustainable packaging issues  and package design considerations to improve sustainability and reduce waste.  Featured speakers will be Bob Lilienfeld, whose “Use Less Stuff” segments are featured on FOX News.  He will speak on the sustainable packaging paradox - closing the gap between quantum science and consumer psychology. Peter Clarke, founder and CEO of Product Ventures, will speak on the future of package design and challenges to incorporate innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction.

The DuPont Packaging Exchange takes place June 13, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT, as a web event and is free with registration.  At the event, winners of the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be announced.

For more information on the event agenda or to register, go to http://dupontevents.com/packaging_exchange_2011.html.  Available on demand throughout the DuPont Packaging Exchange will be downloadable information and links to useful tools on sustainable packaging.  Insights from the Packaging Awards winners and jurors as to the nature of these breakthrough innovations will also be available.

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers manufactures an extensive mix of adhesive, barrier, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that help protect the product, reduce impacts on the environment, improve shelf appeal, convenience and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.

DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) 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 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.