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DuPont opens recycled safety glass interlayers facility in growing Czech Republic


Holesov, Czech Republic, Oct. 14, 2010 - DuPont opened a new production facility today to support growth in Central and Eastern Europe for its DuPont™ Butacite® G safety glass interlayers made entirely from recycled material.  Seventy workers will be employed at the facility.

Holesov PVB Plant Ribbon-cutting
Ribbon cutting in the Czech Republic: representatives of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers mark the opening of the new recycled PVB facility in Holešov.

"This investment demonstrates DuPont's focus on Central and Eastern Europe and supports our commitment to deliver science-based innovations and sustainable solutions for our customers," said William J. Harvey, president - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.  "The patented technology used at this facility enables product waste to be recycled and provides value through its reuse in safety glass interlayers made of 100 percent recycled material."

High quality Butacite® G safety glass interlayer is made from 100% post-industrial recycled PVB
Patented technology used at the facility in the Czech Republic enables the production of DuPont™ Butacite® G safety glass interlayers made entirely from recycled material.

DuPont™ Butacite® interlayers are used to protect solar cells in photovoltaic arrays and in the production of laminated glass structures for automotive and architectural applications such as windshields and safety glass.  DuPont offers a broad portfolio of interlayer solutions including Butacite® and SentryGlas® with global production capabilities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Korea and the United States.

"This new production facility for Butacite® G contributes to the economic development of the area and its central location will enable efficient distribution of product throughout Europe," said Sona Krausova - DuPont country leader in the Czech Republic.

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 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.