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DuPont and Omniflex Finalize Joint Sales Agreement for Active Layer Film

Petrochemical industry | 20 Dec 2005 IST | Polymerupdate.com
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Engineering Polymers and Omniflex, a leader in the production of non-lubricated barrier, waterproof and breathable films for a wide variety of high-performance applications, announced that they recently finalized a sales agreement to expedite growth of DuPont(TM) Active Layer for use in various performance apparel and other applications.

The agreement brings together DuPont~s strong brand recognition and reputation for science-based innovation with Omniflex~s well-established experience and solid customer relationships within the key markets that DuPont(TM) Active Layer seeks to serve. DuPont and Omniflex will focus their sales efforts on market segments that are currently using thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and coated polyurethane, such as the performance apparel industry, including outdoor gear and footwear, and the health care products industry.

"We see a lot of potential in our partnership with DuPont," said Paul Darby, president of Omniflex. "By combining DuPont~s well-known brand and product quality with our expertise, market knowledge and resources we see many opportunities to promote DuPont(TM) Active Layer."

DuPont(TM) Active Layer manages water vapor through a liquid impenetrable yet breathable layer of film of high quality construction that provides exceptional functional performance. Also, the film is recyclable if used with 100 percent polyester fabrics. The properties of DuPont(TM) Active Layer make it an ideal product for a range of applications such as parkas, gloves, hiking boots, fishing gear, mattress covers and surgical gowns.

"Omniflex brings to the relationship a breadth of knowledge within the supply chain and expansive technical expertise," said Linda Marquess, DuPont Active Layer business manager. "Holding an impressive presence within the specialty films industry, Omniflex will enable DuPont(TM) Active Layer to develop across many marketplaces."

Omniflex has been a leader in the manufacture of high-performance, super- thin, TPU and other thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) films since 1994. Headquartered in Greenfield, Mass., they specialize in the production of non- lubricated barrier, waterproof and breathable films for a wide variety of high-performance applications.

DuPont(TM) Active Layer will be featured at the 2006 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City. Outdoor Retailer is recognized as the tradeshow venue of choice for the Outdoor Specialty Industry and is the leading business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors.

DuPont is a science 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, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

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