At a briefing today with security analysts, Diane H. Gulyas,
group vice president -- DuPont Performance Materials, discussed the
segment's growth and productivity strategies. With more than
$6 billion in annual sales, the DuPont Performance Materials platform
is delivering customer-driven product innovation and value-added
applications development for the global packaging, transportation,
electrical and construction markets.
"We have delivered strong revenue and earnings growth by
introducing innovative new products and end-use applications, while
driving cost productivity," Gulyas said. "Our product
innovations have supported price gains and our cost focus has been
especially important in light of the significant increase in raw
material costs over the past three years. We also have
increased our global presence with strong growth in emerging markets.
"We see exciting new growth opportunities that we will pursue
by leveraging DuPont polymer, nanotechnology and biotechnology science
in photovoltaics, advanced metals replacement and renewable
polymers. At the same time, we will continue to deliver
valuable, high-performance polymer materials and solutions to our
customers at attractive returns on capital," Gulyas said.
Today's presentation can be found at the Investor Center of
the company's website at www.dupont.com.