Dupont Europe Announces Agion® as Exclusive Antimicrobial Feature for Alesta® Powder Coatings

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Agion Antimicrobial Solution to be Added to New and Existing Product Lines.

Consumer awareness and demand for antimicrobial solutions is at an all-time high

Agion Technologies, Inc., the worldwide leader in natural, silver-based, antimicrobial solutions and DuPont Powder Coatings in Europe today announced that Agion will be the exclusive antimicrobial solution for Alesta® powder coatings. DuPont Powder Coatings is a world leader in coating solutions and has one of the most extensive portfolios of new technologies in the industry.

Designed for areas where clean is critical, Alesta AM powder coatings with Agion antimicrobial is an effective technology to inhibit the growth of microbes on the surface of products and provide long lasting protection for these products.

"Consumer awareness and demand for antimicrobial solutions is at an all-time high," said Werner M. Boeykens, Market Manager of DuPont CoatingSolutions Europe, Middle East & Africa. "Working with Agion, we have quickly created a product that offers true differentiation and value add to our customers in applications such as public transportation, child and health-care, HVAC, appliances, and architectural and construction products."

"Integrating Agion's antimicrobial into DuPont's powder coatings offers product manufacturers an important differentiation as well as supporting their natural and sustainable positioning strategy," said Paul Ford, chief executive officer of Agion Technologies. "This partnership is just another example of the growing confidence in the Agion brand."

Agion, "Nature's Antimicrobial", is built directly into products, enabling a self-cleaning surface that provides continuous product protection from microbes. Featuring a controlled release, silver ions are slowly and continually released from the treated surface and designed to last for the life of the coating. Silver has long been recognized for its antimicrobial properties and is utilized today in applications across industries including healthcare, consumer, food, water, and industrial.

About Agion Technologies, Inc.
Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is a leader in providing customized, natural, antimicrobial solutions based on silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. Agion's antimicrobial technology is used in consumer, industrial and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, pens, water filters, air conditioning and heating units, medical catheters, ice machines and faucet handles. Agion's customers include many leading brands such as Motorola, AK Steel, Carrier, DuPont, Honeywell, Adidas, Sanford/Paper Mate, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Stanley Bostitch and Oster. Since the company's founding in 1997, Agion Technologies has led the market for natural antimicrobial solutions with support from private equity funds and strategic partners including BASF Venture Capital, H.B. Fuller Ventures, Emerald Technology Ventures, Motorola Ventures and Paladin Capital Group. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit http://www.agion-tech.com.

About DuPont
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

For more information about Agion Technologies, contact:

Cyndy Hunter
Agion Technologies
781-224-7149
chunter @ agion-tech.com

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