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DuPont Nonwovens Announces Leading Plastics Distributor for Graphics Products

Wilmington, Delaware, November 12, 2008

Laird Plastics to Focus on Wide-Format Distribution

DuPont Nonwovens today announced Laird Plastics, a leading independent plastics distributor in North America, as a new distributor for DuPont Graphics products. Selected for its nationwide presence and commitment to sustainable solutions, Laird Plastics will help expand distribution of DuPont Graphics products with a focus on DuPont™ Tyvek® print media in the wide-format marketplace.

“We are proud to partner with DuPont, a recognized leader for its commitment to the environment and the health and safety of its employees,” said Brett Thompson, Western region market development manager -- Laird Plastics. “Laird Plastics is committed to streamlining the supply chain and providing customers with sustainable alternatives for traditional print materials.”

Laird Plastics consists of 51 service centers and 500 employees with more than 30,000 customers across North America in all segments of commercial, industrial and advertising activity. The company offers an extensive range of products including graphics materials (substrates and a variety of higher end materials) and mechanical/engineering materials.

“We were excited to find a distributor who so closely aligns with DuPont in corporate values and sustainability goals,” said Carolyn Burns, global marketing manager -- DuPont Nonwovens. “We look forward to working with Laird as we bring affordable and sustainable media to the wide-format graphics industry.”

DuPont Graphics products include DuPont™ Tyvek® print media which combines strength, durability, lightweight and all-weather survivability with exceptional ease of printing and converting. Because of these features, Tyvek® is suitable for a broad range of wide-format applications from indoor/outdoor banners to in-store and POP displays. DuPont™ Tyvek® is also recyclable at centers that recycle flexible high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products.

For more information call DuPont at 1-800-44TYVEK or visit

Laird Plastics is a privately-owned company that is the largest independent distributor of semifinished plastic sheet, rod and tube shapes in North America. For more information about Laird Plastics, visit

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