DuPont: Investment in R&D and manufacturing resources in Europe
On 17 May 2021, DuPont Mobility & Materials announced that it is investing USD 5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its automotive adhesives. 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, we’re closely collaborating with our customers in Europe to deliver innovative advanced mobility solutions to meet their business needs,” 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.”
DuPont manufactures the following products in these facilities:
- 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 vehicle body structure bonding, and battery sealing and assembly
- Betamate structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures
- Betaseal glass bonding adhesives that enhance vehicle structure for OEM installation and aftermarket repair of windscreens, backlites, panoramic, and stationary glass.
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. The DuPont Mobility & Materials business has manufacturing operations and R&D capabilities globally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.