DuPont Announces PVA Price Increase

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ — DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers announces a 5
cent per pound increase in the price for all grades of Elvanol(R) polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH)
effective Feb. 1, 2001. This increase applies to all market segments, worldwide. DuPont cites
continued, unprecedented increases in key petrochemical raw material and energy costs as the reason
for the price increase. DuPont(TM) Elvanol(R) polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH) is used in a variety of
industries including textiles, paper and adhesives. Elvanol(R) is a registered trademark of
DuPont.SOURCE DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers Copyright 2001 PR Newswire