DuPont to build new engineering plastics manufacturing facility in East China
The US$80 million site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province is expected to become operational in 2020 with expansion through 2023.
Chemical maker DuPont is investing more than US$80 million to build a new manufacturing facility in China that will produce compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives.
The planned site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China 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, will support what Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont called “growing demand for its Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) business’ specialized materials.” In a statement, DuPont said the investment in new compounding lines will be focused primarily on DuPont Zytel nylon engineering plastics, Delrin acetal resins, Hytrel thermoplastic polyesters, and Multibase TPEs, lubricants and specialty silicone materials.
The site also plans to include new production lines for automotive adhesives.
“This investment reinforces our commitment to China and the Asian market where we see strong growth potential across our businesses,” said Randy Stone, president of DuPont’s T&AP business. “Our new manufacturing facility will position us well to support anticipated growth in the automotive sector due to strong customer demand for our advanced polymers and solutions from end users such as electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers.”