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DUPONT AND MITSUI & COMPANY, LTD. FORM AN ALLIANCE

 TOKYO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) has formed an alliance with Mitsui & Company, Ltd., to develop markets and sell products in the Asia Pacific region based on advanced composites technologies. "This alliance is another demonstration of DuPont's recognition that this region is an area of explosive growth, reinforcing our commitment to foster new business here," said Charles O. Holliday, president-DuPont Asia Pacific. He said DuPont will support the alliance with research and development and technical service expertise from its application development center at Yokohama. DuPont's advanced material systems technologies integrate the company's traditional expertise in polymers, fibers, ceramics and engineering. The resulting products can replace metals and other materials where substantially increased performance is required. Applications exist in many fields including aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreation.
 "Our goal is to shorten the time required to commercialize our technology by partnering with key customers in Asia Pacific," said J. Michael Bowman, vice president and general manager-DuPont Advanced Material Systems. "Through this alliance, we bring together the product development and manufacturing strengths of DuPont and the marketing power of Mitsui."
 Mitsui & Company, Ltd. will be responsible for promotion and sales in the Asia Pacific region. "We have an extensive marketing team that will create many opportunities for the composite product line," said Kyoichi Suzuki, Mitsui senior executive managing director.
 DuPont is a research-based global company that offers advanced technologies and products such as petroleum, chemicals, polymers and fibers. Committed to better things for better living, DuPont serves worldwide markets in the aerospace, apparel, automotive, agriculture, construction, refining and transportation industries.
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