DuPont executive available to comment on industry's role in making buildings more secure

Following the call at a Congressional hearing yesterday for new national standards and building codes to make large structures more resistant to catastrophic failures, William O.

McCabe, director of DuPont security through science initiative, is available to speak about the role industry will play in answering the need for science-based materials to make buildings safer, stronger and more secure.

In the wake of the World Trade Center's collapse, the global response to terrorism has created an urgent need for integrated solutions that help protect lives by minimizing structural damage to buildings from terrorist acts. DuPont has a long history of working with the federal government and construction industry to provide lasting, science-based solutions to safety and security threats.

According to McCabe, "Today, there is a critical need for government and industry to work together to identify how building materials can make existing and future skyscrapers more structurally secure. At DuPont, we have helped our government and private industry customers apply our materials including DuPont(TM) Kevlar(R), DuPont(TM) SentryGlas(R) and DuPont(TM) Teflon(R) to address their building safety and security concerns."

For more than 25 years, Kevlar(R) has been relied on for its blast- resistant qualities, and today is being applied to help protect critical government buildings, including embassies, from terrorist threats. SentryGlas(R) laminated glass solutions help ensure the security and safety of people and resources in some of the world's most important government and public buildings, preventing disaster-related damage, injuries and deaths associated with flying glass. Teflon(R) cabling insulation helps protect mission-critical information systems from fire situations and meets building code requirements for low smoke generation and low flame spread, contributing very little fuel load in a fire.

During 2002, DuPont is celebrating its 200th year of scientific achievement and innovation, providing products and services that improve the lives of people everywhere. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont delivers science-based solutions for markets that make a difference in people's lives in food and nutrition; health care; apparel; home and construction; electronics; and transportation.

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