PARIS -- DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise officials announced today the completion of the acquisition of the surface protection and fluoroadditives business assets of ATOFINA, the chemicals branch of French oil/energy conglomerate TotalFinaElf. Financial terms were not disclosed.

With the completion of this acquisition, DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise becomes the largest integrated producer of fluorotelomer-based specialty products for surface protection applications in North America and Europe.

DuPont manufactures and markets surface protection finishes and specialty surfactants under the DuPont(TM) Teflon(R) and DuPont(TM) Zonyl(R) brands. DuPont will also offer a broadened product line with the addition of more than 40 new products -- including products formerly marketed under the ATOFINA Forafac(R) and Foraperle(R) brands.

These combined families of protection agents -- primarily used as oil, water and grease repellents -- strengthen the DuPont presence in several markets including carpet, textile, paper, leather, fire fighting foams and stone and tile protection.