DuPont to Build Specialty Materials Manufacturing Facility in China
Facility for Compounded Engineering Plastics and Adhesives
DuPont, Wilmington, USA, is investing more than Dollar 80 million to build a manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China. The new facility will produce compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives to serve customers in transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer products markets. The planned site is expected to become operational in 2020 with expansion through 2023.
DuPont leaders and Zhangjiagang government officials signed the deal at a ceremony in Shanghai at the China International Import Expo (CIIE).
The production facility, to be built at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park, should meet the growing demand for DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) business’ specialized materials. Investment in new compounding lines will be focused primarily on DuPont Zytel nylon engineering plastics, Delrin acetal resins, Hytrel thermoplastic polyesters, and Multibase thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), lubricants and specialty silicone materials. The site plans to include new production lines for automotive adhesives, and intends to manufacture additional specialty products in the future, enabling it to be the first multi-business manufacturing facility in China for the new DuPont.
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