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DuPont Opens Korea Technology Center To Serve Electronics, Automotive and Construction Markets


June 2, 2006

WILMINGTON, Del., - DuPont today announced the opening of the DuPont Korea Technology Center to support the research and development needs of fast growing major industries in Asia, including electronics, automotive and construction. The DuPont Center is located on the campus of the Korean Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) in Seoul, Korea.

The first area of focus for Center researchers will be basic research and applications development in the field of materials science for flat panel displays, with projects already in progress.

“These labs will, and have already, become a valuable extension of the groundbreaking science that DuPont performs at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Del.,” said DuPont Research Director Steven C. Freilich. “It will provide research activities and scientific services to the corporation in a way that better enables global collaboration. We are putting our science to work in the areas of new materials for flat panel displays, and plan to extend our research efforts to other areas that are critical to the future success of DuPont and our Korean customers.”

DuPont is a leading materials and systems provider, as well as a technology innovator for flat panel displays. The company is active in the industry both as a supplier of electronic and optical materials that enable today’s display technologies, and as a developer of the materials and systems that will make new applications possible. DuPont is committed to helping its customers in the Asia-Pacific region continue to develop next generation technologies in areas such as displays, flexible circuit materials and semiconductor materials.

The new laboratory will facilitate a close collaboration with DuPont customers, as well as industries, universities, and government in Korea. This enables rapid advancement of DuPont science and applications most relevant to this key market, as part of both a regional and global network of DuPont R&D centers serving technology needs for its customers.

“The Center is an important milestone for DuPont Korea in providing technology and service to key customers in the electronics, automotive and construction markets. We expect to accelerate our sales growth in those areas in the near future,” said Cheoroo Won, president of DuPont Korea.

DuPont Central Research & Development focuses on connecting unique technology insight and foresight with keen market insight and foresight to deliver solutions that make people’s lives better, safer and healthier. In 2005, DuPont commercialized over 1,100 new products with strong representation from all five growth platforms. Products commercialized over the last five years accounted for 33 percent of DuPont’s total revenue.

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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