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TROY, Michigan, April 12, 2007

Renewably Sourced Thermoplastics, Cost-Saving Ideas for Underhood Automotive Components Highlight DuPont Automotive Talks at SPE Automotive Conference

Three technical experts from DuPont Automotive will share their knowledge and insights at the April 24 Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (EPCON) in Sterling Heights, Mich. The annual event is hosted by the Detroit section and Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

The panelists, Dr. Joseph Kurian, DuPont Automotive technology and business development manager will speak to attendees about a new family of high-performance engineering thermoplastics made with renewable resources for a range of automotive applications, including airbag doors, CVJ boots and electrical/electronic connectors and housings. Patrick Granowicz, DuPont Automotive engine covers segment manager, will present material solutions for sealed engine covers and oil pans that can reduce overall costs 20 percent. Volker Plehn, DuPont Automotive sales and development director transportation, will share cost-effective solutions for high-performance components using DuPont™ Vespel® Parts and Shapes.

AutoEPCON will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at the Best Western Sterling Inn, Sterling Heights (Detroit-area), Mich. The conference is held for industry insiders to learn more about the latest advances in engineering plastics and includes an exhibition. Visit for more.

DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 16 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 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.

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