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DuPont sets euro and dollar price hikes for titanium dioxide products in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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DuPont sets euro and dollar price hikes for titanium dioxide products in Europe, Middle East and Africa

May 04, 2011 - 02:43
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WILMINGTON, DE, May 4, 2011 (PRNewswire) -Effective June 1, 2011, DuPont Titanium Technologies announces a net price increase of 250 Euros per metric tonne, or as permitted by contract, for all DuPontTMTi-Pure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in Euro, namely the countries of Western and Central Europe and the North African region.

In addition, effective June 1, 2011, DuPont Titanium Technologies announces a net price increase of $500 per metric tonne (USD), or as permitted by contract, for all DuPontTMTi-Pure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in U.S. dollar, namely the countries of Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Sub-Saharan African region.

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; Ichon, Korea; Shanghai, China; Hyderabad, India; and Wilmington, Del., to serve the Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and North American markets.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) 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.