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DuPont (DD) to Launch Three Bakery Enzymes in Japan

DuPontDD declared that it will offer three newly approved bakery enzymes in Japan. The company recently secured approval of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for these enzymes for use as processing aids in that country.

Post the approval, bakers and flour millers will now include PowerFresh and PowerSoft enzymes in their bakery applications. This will help them to maintain the superior fresh-eating quality, improve softness and moistness in their products.

The PowerFresh and PowerSoft enzymes are based on proprietary G4 amylase technology which has anti-staling properties. This helps to improve and maintain bakery freshness throughout shelf life with better cost-in-use advantage.

The PowerFresh range will maintain the softness and provide extra resilience in breads. PowerFresh 3150 will be used for soft rolls and PowerFresh 4150 for sandwich breads. PowerSoft 7033 is expected to add sweetness to baked food and keep pound and sponge cakes moist.

DuPont has outperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals-Diversified industry over a year. The company's shares have rallied 25.4% over this period, compared with the industry's gain of around 21.6%.

DuPont is well placed to gain from its cost-cutting measures and new product launches. It has numerous products in its pipeline that are expected to contribute to the top-line growth.

Moreover, the proposed mega-merger with Dow Chemical DOW is expected to deliver cost synergies of around $3 billion and growth synergies of roughly $1 billion. The companies expect the closing of the merger to take place in Aug 2017.

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Zacks Rank & Other Stocks to Consider

DuPont currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Other top-ranked companies in the chemical space include Koninklijke DSM NV RDSMY and The Chemours Company CC . Both the stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Koninklijke has expected long-term growth of 7.7%.

Chemours has expected long-term growth of 15.5%.

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