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DCSE Acquires Atofina Surface Protection Business

DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise (DCSE), Wilmington, Del., has acquired the surface protection and fluoroadditives business assets of Atofina, the chemicals division of France-based TotalFinaElf.The acquisition makes DCSE the largest integrated producer in North America and Europe of fluorotelomer-based specialty products for surface protection applications, and adds more than 40 new products to the companys product line, which includes Teflon® and Zonyl® products. Atofina brands acquired include Forafac® and Foraperle®.The acquisition also includes Atofinas manufacturing and fixed assets in Villers-Saint Paul, and nearly 50 employees from its business, marketing, technical service and manufacturing operations. Technical experts and laboratory facilities will join DuPonts technology organization.DCSE has named M. Yves Kirpach regional business leader for the DuPont Surface Protection business.

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