DuPont Mobility and Materials announced it is investing $5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its high-performance automotive adhesives. The investment will expand capacity to support growing demand for advanced mobility solutions for vehicle electrification, officials said. New equipment has been delivered and installed that will increase manufacturing capacity as well as accelerate delivery of product samples to customers, they added.
“As we see continued recovery of the global automotive market, we’re closely collaborating with our customers in Europe to deliver innovative advanced mobility solutions to meet their business needs,” said Tina Wu, vice president and general manager of Advanced Solutions for DuPont Mobility and Materials. “This investment reinforces our commitment to increase capacity and accelerate growth in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.”
DuPont manufactures the following products in the facilities up for investments:
• Betaforce TC and Betatech thermal interface materials that help support battery thermal management during hybrid/electric vehicle charging and operation;
• Betaforce multi-material bonding adhesives for vehicle body structure bonding, and battery sealing and assembly;
• Betamate structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures; and
• Betaseal glass bonding adhesives that enhance vehicle structure for OEM installation and aftermarket repair of windscreens, backlites, panoramic, and stationary glass.
This capacity increase in Europe follows recent announcements the company issued assuring its ability to produce and supply customers with adhesive solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. DuPont Mobility and Materials business has manufacturing operations and R&D capabilities globally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.