DuPont announced 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 Q3 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; 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 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.
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.
DuPont Mobility & Materials business has manufacturing operations and R&D capabilities globally, in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.