WILMINGTON, DE – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement regarding DuPont's purchasing of a new facility in Newark, Delaware, to manufacture DuPont™ Kalrez®, a engineered material used in a variety of sealing applications that require high-temperature performance and excellent chemical resistance.

“DuPont has been rooted in Delaware since 1802 and today, those roots grow stronger with DuPont’s purchase of a larger facility in Newark,” said U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del). “This new facility and the plan to invest $45 million in our state to increase manufacturing capacity makes this a great day for Delaware and the Delaware workforce. This is another positive sign that DuPont is committed to operating, expanding, and staying in the First State.”