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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Titanium Dioxide Grades in North America

Petrochemical industry | 29 Sep 2005 IST | Polymerupdate.com
Thursday September 29, 11:00 am ET

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Titanium Technologies today announced a price increase for all DuPont titanium dioxide grades sold in North America.

Effective Oct. 1, 2005, or as permitted by contract, North American (United States and Canada) prices for all DuPont titanium dioxide grades will increase by six (6) cents per pound (US$). This increase is necessitated by the impact of rising energy, raw materials, and fuel prices.

Other regional increases will be announced directly within the local regions.

DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world~s largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper and plastics industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Starke, Fla.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan, all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a plant in Uberaba, Brazil, for finishing titanium dioxide. Technical service centers are located in Uberaba, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Mechelen, Belgium; Kuan Yin, Taiwan; Ulsan, Korea; Wilmington, Del.; and Shanghai, China, to serve the European, Middle Eastern, United States, Asian and Latin America markets.

DuPont (NYSE: DD - News) 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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