Atofina Chemicals’ Kensington, CT, plant receives Energy Efficiency Award from ACC

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16, 2001 – ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.’s Kensington, Connecticut Atoglas plant has received the American Chemistry Council’s Energy Efficiency Award for 2000.

This award is presented to facilities which demonstrate significant improvement in manufacturing while maintaining an energy efficient production mode.

“Our goal was to increase our production output by approximately eight percent,” said Richard Hans, plant manager, ATOFINA Kensington Atoglas facility. “We not only achieved that ambitious goal, but in doing so, we also realized a significant electricity savings. This is a tremendous accomplishment by our employees and we are very proud of their efforts.”

“This accomplishment has been a win-win for our manufacturing sector,” said Glenn Beasley, manufacturing director for ATOFINA Chemicals Atoglas Division. “Not only did the staff at this facility achieve its increased production target, they did so while saving a significant amount of energy. We are thrilled with their achievement.”

ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. (formerly Elf Atochem North America) produces high-performance chemicals and polymers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ATOFINA Chemicals employs 3,200 people, and reported sales in 2000 of $2 billion.

ATOFINA Chemicals is part of ATOFINA, the world’s 5th largest chemical company, with sales in 2000 of $19 billion.

ATOFINA is the chemical branch of TotalFinaElf, the world’s 4th largest oil and gas company with sales in 2000 of $107 billion.

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