New Pricing Plan Could Reduce Consumer Price by More than One-Third

WILMINGTON, Del., July 8, 2015 – DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0, a breathable air and water barrier that also provides continuous exterior insulation, is now available to consumers at a lower cost.

While ultimate pricing authority lies with dealers and distributors, DuPont has made a pricing change with the goal that consumers may benefit from a sale price that is more than a third less than the original pricing. To do this, DuPont has offered a suggested retail price of $133 per roll (freight charges not included).

DuPont Building Innovations introduced Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ R5.0 to the market in the fall of 2013. This addition to the DuPont product portfolio helps builders achieve higher R-value wall assemblies, improving energy efficiency while helping to reduce the chance of water accumulation in the wall, which can lead to mold and water damage that may occur when using other non-vapor permeable exterior insulation products.

DuPont Building Innovations, a strategic business unit of DuPont, is a driving force in the transformation of the building and construction industry through its use of building and materials science to solve emerging needs and create value for its commercial and residential customers.  The company maintains its industry-leading position by applying innovative thinking to the development of energy-saving weatherization systems and beautiful and long-lasting surfacing solutions.  DuPont Building Innovations’ best-known products and premier brands include: DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface, DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems and a broad portfolio of garden and landscaping products.

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