DuPont to build new specialty materials manufacturing facility in East China
Compounding & adhesives investment to meet growing demand in transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer products markets
DUPONT is investing more than $80-million to build a new 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.
The production facility, to be built at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park, will support growing demand for DuPont transportation & advanced polymers (T&AP) business’ specialised 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.