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07-13-2015

DuPont Adds New Processing Facilities to Asia-Pacific Assets

DuPont Performance Polymers recently installed a 3-D Suction blow-molding machine and a 450-ton injection molding machine in Asia-Pacific to strengthen its application development capabilities in the region.

Air Duct made of DuPont Hytrel (figure: DuPont)

The 3-D suction blow molding capability at Utsunomiya Technical Center (UTC) in Japan, in collaboration with Itochu Systech Corporation, helps DuPont better collaborate and drive air-duct development for automotive turbo charged engines. DuPont also developed in-house simulation tools to predict the 3-D suction process and tube twist in the mold to help ensure uniform wall thickness. This investment and the company's unique 3-D suction blow molding simulation software will help customers optimize air duct design without physical prototyping.

One of the drivers behind the growth that affords these investments relates to increasing need for high performance, lightweight plastics to lower vehicle weight, which improves fuel economy and lowers CO2 emissions. The air duct market is rapidly growing due to global high demand for turbo-charged engines.

The newly added 450-ton injection molding machine as well as a 3,800 square-foot Shanghai Innovation Center are co-located in the DuPont China R&D Center, which enhances the regional abilities to help automotive and consumer electronics customers bring innovation to market quickly and cost effectively.

In the handheld and consumer electronics market, the need for design flexibility is driving designers to high-performance plastics so they can continue to refresh the look, feel and upgrade performance. The 450-ton injection molding machine can help design engineers support the thin-wall molding for handheld devices, test tooling, optimize processing technology, develop prototypes and access advanced CAE (computer-aided-engineering) capabilities on anisotropic properties characterization.

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