SOFIA, Bulgaria - As part of its growth strategy for emerging markets, DuPont has announced the opening of its first office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Sofia office represents DuPont’s growing market reach in Central Europe, following site openings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries and Serbia.

The Sofia site will provide access to customers in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania.

Next year, Bulgarian paint and coatings company, Megachim, and DuPont will launch a new product based on a know-how exchange under a trademark license agreement signed in June 2007. As a result of this agreement, DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT) and Megachim recently announced a five-year partnership to launch a paint portfolio of architectural coatings that will be marketed under the DuPont Teflon brand.