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DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Key Personnel Change

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has announced a key personnel change in the company's laminated glass marketplace.

Effective September 1, Torkel Rhenman will become global business director of DuPont glass laminating solutions, responsible for accelerating the transformation of the Glass laminating solutions business within DuPont. Rhenman is currently the global technology and strategic planning director for DuPont Performance Elastomers LLC and will replace Luigi Robbiati.

Luigi Robbiati, currently director of packaging and industrial polymers and global business director of DuPont glass laminating solutions, will accept a new role as growth director for DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for developing new opportunities and ensuring common and consistent best practices throughout the region.
During the last few years, the DuPont glass laminating solutions business has implemented a number of major business changes and new. The business established improved DuPont™ Butacite® process chemistry and constructed a new DuPont™ SentryGlas® Plus plant in Fayetteville, N.C., to meet growing demand. It also introduced two new products: Spallshield® and SentryGlas® Expressions™. The DuPont™ Spallshield® product line is used in automotive sunroof applications; and DuPont™ SentryGlas® Expressions™ provides increased architectural design and decorative possibilities. It also acquired a Czech company, Retrim, which produces fully recycled PVB used in creating laminated glass interlayers.

"I am very proud of the significant business growth we have achieved within Glass laminating solutions over the past few years," said Robbiati. "Moving forward, we must sustain this momentum by working with our customers and leveraging DuPont R&D capabilities to bring value to architectural and automotive customers around the world, especially in this time of tightening supply and demand. Torkel's leadership will be a great asset to the future growth and effectiveness of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions."

Rhenman has been with DuPont and DuPont Performance Elastomers since 1986. Among the positions he held, Rhenman was the global business director for DuPont Dow Elastomers ethylene elastomers business unit.

"Luigi and his team are responsible for helping to establish DuPont glass laminating solutions as the industry's preferred supplier of laminated glass," said Rhenman. "I am committed to maintaining this outstanding reputation while continuing to look for ways to further differentiate DuPont from the competition through both the innovative laminated glass products and the value that we offer. The next several years will be a dynamic time in our industry with increased use of glass and consumers' growing safety needs. DuPont will continue to provide value through reliable supply and improved service, as well as the introduction of new, innovative products."

DuPont glass laminating solutions provides materials, services and innovations for a better, safer world. The business operates within the DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers strategic business unit, part of the DuPont Performance Materials growth platform.

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