DuPont Powder Coatings announces the assignment of Robert R. Phillippi, area manager, as rebar segment leader. In addition to his sales role, he will be responsible for leading DuPont's efforts in this market segment. 
Having served in both technical and sales capacities with DuPont Powder Coatings for 15 years, Phillippi brings years of experience and devotion into this new responsibility.

The recent launch of a new DuPont rebar coating1 – which
provides improved wet adhesion, faster application rates and optimal cold weather flexibility – lays the groundwork for aggressive growth in the rebar market, DuPont said. “With this new rebar coating and our commitment to future development, I am very excited about this new role and our path forward in the rebar market,” Phillippi stated. “Though our name will change in early 2013, the commitment to this market will remain strong."

DuPont Powder Coatings, a business unit within DuPont Performance Coatings, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technologically sophisticated powder coatings systems. The business is committed
to offer customers innovative coating solutions, which combine optimal corrosion protection with a strong aesthetic appeal.
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) recently announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2013. DPC is a global supplier of vehicle and industrial coating systems with 2012 expected sales of more than $4 billion and more than 11,000 employees. 

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  1. DuPont has a strong history with the DuPont™ Nap-Gard® brand of fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) products.