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DuPont invests in automotive adhesives expansion in Germany and Switzerland

May 18/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- DuPont is to invest around USD 5 m at facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for automotive adhesives, said Chemengonline.

The investment will expand capacity to support growing demand for advanced mobility solutions for vehicle electrification. New equipment has been delivered and installed that will increase manufacturing capacity as well as accelerate delivery of product samples to customers.

"As we see continued recovery of the global automotive market, weТre closely collaborating with our customers in Europe to deliver innovative advanced mobility solutions to meet their business needs,Ф said Tina Wu, Vice-President and General Manager, Advanced Solutions, DuPont Mobility & Materials. "This investment reinforces our commitment to increase capacity and accelerate growth in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles."

The facilities produce materials that assist in thermal management for electric batteries, bonding and structural adhesives for cars and batteries, and windshield adhesives.

This capacity increase in Europe follows recent announcements the company has made reinforcing its ability to produce and supply customers with advanced adhesives solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. DuPont Mobility & Materials business has manufacturing operations and R&D capabilities globally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

It was erlier reported, DuPont is investing USD400 million in the production capacity of Tyvek nonwoven fabric made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) at its site in Luxembourg. A new building and a third work line at the production site will be constructed. The launch of new facilities is scheduled for 2021.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 576,270 tonnes in the first three month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market totalled 410,890 tonnes in January-March 2021, up by 56% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased.

The DuPont Corporation, founded in the USA in 1802, operates in more than 70 countries. The company produces specialty chemicals, offers goods and services for agriculture, food production, electronics, communications, security and protection, construction, transport and light industry. In Russia, DuPont has 100% control over the DuPont Khimprom plant since 2005, and in 2006 established a joint venture between DuPont - Russian Paints and Russian Paints.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, car components, compounding, compounds, neftegaz, petrochemistry, DuPont.
Category:General News
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