DowDuPont to expand Zytel and Hytrel capacity in China
DowDuPont announced that it will increase production capacity at its site in Shenzhen, China, to meet the strong demand for engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets.
The company plans to invest approximately USD 42 million to install three new production lines by the second quarter of 2019 and have them fully operational by the end of 2019. According to DowDuPont, this investment will support the growing demand for speciality resins including: Zytel polyamide (PA), Zytel HTN (High Temperature Nylon), Zytel speciality nylon and Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomer. The in-house compounding capacity of Hytrel is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, the company said.
“We opened the Shenzhen facility in June 2016 and since then have seen extraordinary growth in demand for engineered polymers from our customers,” said Randy Stone, president, DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers. “Investing in this capacity expansion demonstrates our commitment to respond to the rapidly growing demand by delivering innovative materials and solutions to meet the needs of our customers and the markets they serve.”