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DuPont Builds China Car Adhesives Plant

23.04.2021 - DuPont is investing approximately $30 million in a new car adhesives plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. Construction on the facility at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone will start in Q3 2021, with start-up scheduled for early 2023.

Output will supply customers in the transportation industry, primarily in support of two major industry trends – vehicle electrification applications and light-weighting.

DuPont said the plant will meet growing demand for its advanced adhesive technology solutions. These include its Betaforce TC and Betatech thermal interface materials that help support battery thermal management during hybrid/electric vehicle charging and operation; Betaforce multi-material bonding adhesives for battery sealing and assembly; and Betamate structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures.

“This investment reinforces our commitment to advance auto electrification and sustainability while extending our leadership position in China and the Asian market,” said Randy Stone, president of DuPont Mobility & Materials. “Our new manufacturing facility will support anticipated growth in the automotive sector due to strong customer demand for our advanced solutions enabling the transition to electric and hybrid vehicles.”

The company has recently opened an adhesives facility in Utsunomiya, Japan, to support growth in car electrification. This facility will make products including Betatech thermal interface material, Betaforce TC thermal conductive adhesives, Betaforce multi-material bonding adhesives and Betamate structural adhesives.

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist

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