A Spin-Off Becomes Increasingly More Likely

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The growth in solar power installations and Kevlar use have apparently been treating E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co (NYSE: DD  ) quite well recently. DuPont treated investors to a radiant quarter on Tuesday, and these two product lines are a big reason why. Since July, talks about the company spinning off or selling its underperforming performance chemicals business, in large part, due to the weakness in the titanium dioxide, or TiO2, segment. So far this year, the TiO2 segment has already seen some consolidation at the hands of Huntsman (NYSE: HUN  ) , and peer Tronox (NYSE: TROX  ) has apparently been chomping at the bit for greater exposure. In the following video, Motley Fool analyst has some good things to say about DuPont, especially if a deal like this takes place. 

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