DuPont: Capacity Increase of High-Performance Polyamide
DuPont Performance Polymers will increase capacity of fast-growing DuPont Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide by building a polymerization facility at its Sakra, Singapore, site and through investment in manufacturing equipment at its Shenzhen, China, site.
The Sakra facility will be able to produce 20,000 metric tons of Zytel HTN polymer by 2013. Recent investment in compounding equipment at Shenzhen added 10,000 metric tons of Zytel HTN capacity.
According to the company, demand for cost-effective, high-performance resin products is growing exponentially around the world, especially in Asia Pacific.
Zytel HTN PPA is used in the automotive industry to replace metal in underhood applications and in hybrid and electric vehicle electrical and electronic applications. Only last month DuPont celebrated the opening of the DuPont Automotive Center at its Shanghai-based Research and Development Center.
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