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DuPont extends its polymerisation capacity in Germany

December 28/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, has announced its intention to extend the high temperature nylon (Zytel HTN PPA) polymerisation capacity at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany, as per GV.

Details on the current and future capacity of the plant were not disclosed.

According to the company, adding capacity to the Uentrop line opened in 2016 is a further step in its long-term investment strategy to enhance its polymerisation and compounding capabilities. In 2015, the nylon businesses announced a 10 % capacity increase for Zytel HTN polymer at the Richmond, VA, USA, site. In 2017, DuPont T&AP also increased compounding capacity for its high-temperature nylon grades at its Mechelen site in Belgium.

"With manufacturing assets in all regions including world-scale production and compounding sites for its speciality nylons, DuPont T&AP is a reliable global supplier with a strong and balanced regional footprint," said Thomas Philipon, Global Product Line Manager, DuPont Zytel HTN. "In Europe, our Uentrop site - which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 - stands as a flagship example of the business commitment to high-quality and consistent product supply for our Zytel HTN PPA products."

Zytel HTN PPA grades retain good stiffness, strength and mechanical properties despite exposure to high temperatures, chemicals and moisture, making them ideal for various demanding applications in automotive components and systems, connectors and bushings. In consumer electronics, Zytel HTN high-performance polyamides enable designers to create lighter and thinner products when used in the design of cell phones, tablets and other hand-held devices, said the company.

As MRC reported earlier, rising demand for DuPonts Tyvek nonwoven materials has prompted DuPont Safety and Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Inc., to invest more than USD400 million to expand capacity for the materials at its facility in Luxembourg. The expansion will include the addition of a new building and third operating line at the site. The new capacity will come on stream in 2021.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:compounding, car components, nonwovens, poliamid, DuPont, Germany, Luxembourg.
Category:General News
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