DuPont has announced that production for Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) resins has begun at its joint venture, Beijing Hua Mei Polymer Company Ltd. in Beijing. The facility is DuPont’s first operation to make EVA in China. “With local production, we have strengthened DuPont’s position in the world’s fastest growing EVA market and can better support our customers as they grow and expand to specialty products for high-value applications,” said William J. Harvey, president – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “DuPont is committed to growing in China and other key emerging markets around the world and to using our science-based innovations to meet the evolving needs of our customers.” The EVA products will be marketed by DuPont under the trademark of Elvax®. The new facility follows the same global standard operating procedures and quality control processes as the products manufactured in other DuPont locations to ensure products meet the same high quality and performance specifications.
The joint venture will supply a broad range of high-quality specialty EVA products and will serve market segments such as packaging, adhesives, wire and cable, footwear, renewable energy and electronics.