US DuPont opens thermoplastic, elastomer R&D centre in India

21 August 2013 16:10  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based chemical major DuPont on Wednesday opened its new Application Development Center at its research facility in Hyderabad, India.

The centre has thermoplastic and elastomer processing and testing equipment for the development of advanced material science in the automotive industry, enabling solutions for light-weighting, engine performance, comfort and safety, DuPont said.

The capabilities can also be applied to other industries, including railways, electrical and electronic components, food processing, agriculture, irrigation and textile, DuPont added.

“The integration of scientific disciplines in advanced materials, such as high-performance polymers and elastomers, are critical to developing cost-effective and sustainable solutions to some of the big challenges that our company is focusing on, for example, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Diane Gulyas, president of DuPont Performance Polymers.

“Materials are only part of the story. The application development process is how we work with customers to get ideas into the market cost effectively. It is the engine of innovation for the polymers business and centres, such as this new one in India, help customers innovate and find more sustainable solutions in collaboration with DuPont scientists and engineers.”

The company announced in early 2007 that it was building the DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC), one of DuPont’s four regional research and development (R&D) centres.

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