DuPont announces price increase for all titanium dioxide grades in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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DuPont announces price increase for all titanium dioxide grades in Europe, Middle East and Africa

May 21, 2010 - 00:34
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WILMINGTON, DE, May 21, 2010 (PRNewswire) -DuPont Titanium Technologies announces a price increase for all DuPontTMTi-Pure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades sold in Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.

Effective July 1, 2010, or as permitted by contract, net prices in the Euro markets of Western and Central Europe and North Africa regions will increase by 150 Euros per metric tonne. This is in addition to the previously announced June 1, 2010 increase.

Effective July 1, 2010, or as permitted by contract, net prices in the U.S. dollar markets of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa regions will increase by $150 per metric tonne (USD). This is in addition to the previously announced June 1, 2010 increase.

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.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan; all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a mine in Starke, Fla. Technical service centers are located in Paulinia, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Mechelen, Belgium; Dzerzhinskiy, Russia; Kuan Yin, Taiwan; Ulsan, Korea; Shanghai, China; and Wilmington, Del., to serve the Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and North American 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 approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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