DuPont recently announced that it is investing approximately $30 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, in East China. The new facility will produce adhesives to serve customers in the transportation industry, primarily in support of two industry mega trends: vehicle electrification applications and lightweighting. Construction will begin in the third quarter of 2021, and the facility is expected to be operational by early 2023.

The production facility will be built at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone. It will support growing demand for DuPont Mobility & Materials business' advanced solutions in adhesive technology, including:

  • 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
  • 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."

In addition, DuPont recently established an adhesives facility in Utsunomiya, Japan, to support growth in automotive electrification. This facility will manufacture products including BETATECH thermal interface material, BETAFORCE TC thermal conductive adhesives, BETAFORCE multi-material bonding adhesives, and BETAMATE structural adhesives.

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