DuPont announced today it is breaking ground on its new $30 million facility which will produce a range of materials to advance applications for electrification and lightweighting in support of growing demand for its automotive adhesives.
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 and will provide advanced solutions in adhesive technology. These include thermal interface materials that help support battery thermal management during hybrid/electric vehicle charging and operation, bonding adhesives for battery sealing and assembly, and structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures.
“As an important milestone in DuPont’s history, this investment reinforces our commitment to advance auto electrification and sustainability while strengthening our leadership in China and the Asian market,” said Tina Wu, Global Vice President, Advanced Solutions for DuPont Mobility & Materials. “This new manufacturing facility will produce industry-leading innovative products to support our auto customers as they transition to electric and hybrid vehicles.”
“As one of the first foreign companies to enter the China market, DuPont has a clear growth strategy that aligns with the objectives of transforming Zhangjiagang city through innovation, laying the foundation for mutual collaboration,” said Cai Jianfeng, Zhangjiagang Municipal Government Vice Chief and Acting Mayor.