Analysis: DuPont unit's spinoff is a necessary move for transformation

10/31/2013 | Chemical Week (subscription required)

DuPont's decision to spin off its performance-chemicals business to focus on core segments in agriculture and bio-based chemicals is a surprising but critical move for the company's overall strategy, according to an analysis by IHS Chemical. This strategy enables DuPont to channel its resources to businesses where the company has already established a niche and target areas where it can generate more consistent earnings, the report said.

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