DuPont EP creates Center of Excellence in India to aid technology adoption

03-Feb-09
Recognizing India as one of the fastest growth markets, DuPont Engineering Polymers, a business unit of DuPont, announced the creation of a Center of Excellence in the country to accelerate growth in the region. The new Engineering Polymers center of excellence will support development and extension of the latest engineering polymer technologies and share acquired knowledge among regional application and industry teams for business growth. It will enable the use of the latest technology and advanced engineering software to support the design and application development needs of customers in India. "The purpose of setting up this center is to be able to support our customers with more reliable and accurate technical solutions within a shorter time span and help them grow profitably and sustainably," says V Venkatesan, India business leader of DuPont Engineering Polymers. Reflecting s paradigm shift in Indian manufacturers for adopting high performance materiasl over commodity plastics, the use of specialty engineering polymers such as DuPont™ Zytel® HTN, DuPont™ Hytrel® TPE, DuPont™ Zenite® LCP have spiked significantly in the last few years. DuPont Engineering Polymers, a global leader and materials supplier to diversified industries projects a large number of growth opportunities including developing automotive systems, enhancing high-performance parts and reducing cost for various applications, with particular emphasis to growth in emerging geographies such as India. With the setting up of this Center of Excellence, DuPont is the first resin supplier to provide the full spectrum of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) capabilities in India. The CAE staff also has strong networks with DuPont design teams around the world, who is equipped with state-of-art software and facilities to provide 3D surface CAD, mold-flow, warpage, structural, impact and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) analysis. DuPont has recently launched products including DuPont Delrin® 300CP high impact-modified and high viscosity polyacetal resin that optimises impact performance, flow and cost efficiency. In addition, the new super-fast grades of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT thermoplastic polyester, molders can cut cycle time for PBT parts up to 30% and deliver cost savings up to 20% for molding thin-wall parts.
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