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DuPont Titanium Technologies Announces a Price Increase for Florida Zircon Sands

    Wilmington, Delaware, November 22 (ots/PRNewswire) - DuPont Titanium Technologies today announced a price increase for all DuPont Florida Zircon Sands.

    Effective January 1, 2005, or as permitted by contract, DuPont is increasing the prices of its Florida Zircon Sands by US$100 per ton in the U.S. (US$110 per tonne outside of the U.S.).

    The price increase is based on unprecedented robust market demand across all segments and high capacity utilization rates.

    DuPont Titanium Technologies produces world-class mineral sands at its mining operation located in Starke, Fla. Zircon is a key ingredient in the production of ceramic tiles, refractories, Zirconia chemicals and metals.

    DuPont Titanium Technologies is also the world's largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper and plastics industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Altamira, Mexico; Uberaba, Brazil and Kuan Yin, Taiwan, all of which utilize the chloride manufacturing process. Technical service centers are located in Uberaba, Mechelen, Belgium; Kuan Yin, Wilmington, Del.; and Shanghai, China, to serve the European, Middle Eastern, U.S. and Asian markets.

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

      Contact: Amy J. Hurff

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