Zhangjiagang, China – DuPont’s new adhesives manufacturing facility in eastern China has been officially opened. It will produce adhesives for the automotive sector, including Betaforce two-component polyurethane adhesives for electric vehicles.
The facility includes a manufacturing execution system, designed to optimise the manufacturing process, connecting all aspects of the manufacturing workflow. It is located within the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone’s Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park.
Several products will be made there. These include Betaforce TC thermal conductive adhesives and Betatech thermal interface materials help support battery thermal management during the charging and operation of both hybrid and electric vheicles.
Also being made there are Betaforce multimaterial bonding adhesives for battery sealing and assembly, and Betamate broad bake and structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding. These, the company said, give craft durability and lighter weight vehicle structures.
“We are thrilled to open this new manufacturing site with its state-of-the-art equipment, innovative products and outstanding colleagues,” said Tina Wu, global vice president, DuPont Adhesives & Fluids. “The new ZJG facility will further advance our position as a leading provider of auto electrification solutions and enhance our offerings to customers in China and the Asian market.”