DuPont’s recent groundbreaking in China drew the most reader interest last week (DuPont Breaks Ground on New Facility in East China): “DuPont has broken ground on a previously announced $30 million facility in Zhangjiagang, China, that will produce a range of materials to advance applications for electrification and lightweighting in support of growing demand for its automotive adhesives. Leading the groundbreaking ceremony were Yi Zhang, regional president for DuPont Asia Pacific; Tina Wu, global vice president of Advanced Solutions and Asia Pacific regional leader for DuPont Mobility & Materials; and Cai Jianfeng, vice chief and acting mayor with the Zhangjiagang municipal government.

According to DuPont, the new facility will offer state-of-the-art process capability and quality, capacity to serve regional needs, excellent access to transportation for shipping and logistics advantages, and technical support to help ensure a world-class customer experience. It will be built at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone and is expected to be fully operational by early 2023.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for November 28 - December 4

  1. DuPont Breaks Ground on New Facility in East China
  2. Kraton to Increase Pricing for Crude Tall Oil Refinery Products and Derivatives
  3. ACTEGA Completes Production Transfer of Former Henkel Closure Materials Products
  4. Sika to Acquire MBCC Group for $6 Billion third week in Top 5!
  5. Arkema Increases Ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media channels.