DuPont Chemical completes acquisition of ATOFINA
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 Teflon and DuPont Zonyl 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 and Foraperle brands.
These combined families of protection agents -- primarily used as oil, water and grease repellents -- are expected to strengthen DuPont's presence in several markets including carpet, textile, paper, leather, fire-fighting foams, and stone and tile protection.