DuPont officially opened its new adhesives production facility in Zhangjiagang (ZJG), East China. The new facility will produce adhesives to serve customers in the transportation industry — primarily in lightweighting and fast-growing vehicle electrification applications.
The facility, with the capacity to serve regional needs, is designed to deliver a global customer experience with state-of-the-art process capability and quality, technical support, and excellent access to transportation for shipping and logistics advantages.
The site includes a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), designed to optimize the manufacturing process and connect all aspects of the manufacturing workflow. MES will help make the production process visible, trackable, and reliable.
“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 VP, 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.”
Located at the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the ZJG Free Trade Zone, the facility will manufacture products including:
- BETAFORCE TC thermal conductive adhesives and BETATECH™ thermal interface materials that help support battery thermal management during hybrid/electric vehicle charging and operation.
- BETAFORCE multi-material bonding adhesives for battery sealing and assembly.
- BETAMATE broad bake and structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures.
“The opening of DuPont’s new facility marks a deepening of its collaboration with our city, as well as its commitment to operating in China,” said Cai Jianfeng, Mayor of Zhangjiagang. “This advanced manufacturing hub will accelerate growth in the region and reinforce competitiveness.”