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DuPont Refrigerants Introduces a Packaging Innovation to Protect Against Counterfeiting

Wilmington, Del., January 17, 2014

New Solution Offers an Additional Way to Confirm Product is Genuine

DuPont Refrigerants (DuPont) introduces the addition of a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers (DACs) to enable customers to verify that the contents are genuine DuPont products.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all DACs with product batch codes dated 2014 will now feature the new DuPont Security Shrink Sleeve. The security shrink sleeve features an iridescent background that will change colors from pink to green as it reflects light. With the new sleeve, DACs can now be quickly and easily verified as genuine DuPont products upon first use. Additionally, all DuPont DACs will continue to employ the patented DuPont™ Izon® hologram label that is currently familiar in the marketplace.

DuPont is implementing this additional security measure as part of its ongoing efforts to combat counterfeit activity in the global marketplace. Our security technology is evergreen and will be continuously updated over time to offer easy visual verification of genuine, high-quality DuPont products. The goal, as always with the DuPont Refrigerants Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative, is to provide customers with assurance that they are using genuine DuPont refrigerants.

Counterfeit refrigerants continue to plague the industry and introduce potential safety and environmental issues, as well as the possibility of equipment failure. In addition, counterfeit refrigerants can include CFCs and HCFCs in containers marked as HFCs, which raises an illegal import issue and can be in violation of international treaties such as the Montreal Protocol.

“Our DuPont Refrigerants Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative is a multi-faceted program focused on four main areas of communications, enforcement, value chain security and product security,” said Elizabeth Sassano, global brand protection manager, DuPont Fluorochemicals. “The DuPont Security Shrink Sleeve is another step in our evergreen product security strategy to deliver genuine, high-quality DuPont branded products to our customers.

“Deploying anti-counterfeit features such as this security sleeve in combination with the patented Izon® hologram label continues to provide our value chain partners and ultimate end-users with a worry-free experience and peace of mind,” Sassano added. “Combining this with our ongoing efforts to work closely with our global stakeholders, such as our preferred distributor network, law enforcement and government agencies, strengthens ourefforts to combat illegal activity in the marketplace.”

DuPont is a leading global supplier of refrigerants, using science and technology, market knowledge and global reach to provide sustainable materials and solutions to enhance personal comfort, enable food preservation, improve industrial processing and reduce environmental footprints. For more information, please visit http://refrigerants.dupont.com. For information on the DuPont Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative, please visit http://refrigerants.dupont.com/genuine.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

 

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