DuPont acquires surface protection assets. (Nonwovens News).
DuPont Chemical Solutions, Wilmington, DE, has acquired the surface
protection and fluoroadditives assets of Atofina, the chemical branch of
French energy conglomerate TotalFinaElf. The acquisition makes DuPont
Chemical Solutions enterprises the largest integrated producer of
fluorotelomer-based specialty products for surface protection
applications in North America and Europe. DuPont markets surface
protection finishes and specialty surfactants under the Teflon and Zonyl
brands and is expected to broaden its product line with more than 40 new
products including those formerly marketed under the Atofina Forafac and
Foraperle brands. These protection agents, primarily used as oil, water
and grease repellents strengthen DuPont in such markets as carpet,
textiles, paper, leather, fire fighting foams and stone and tile protection.