Steady demand for a high-performance polyamide resin used in automotive, consumer, and electronics products is prompting DowDuPont to invest in a new production line at its Mechelen, Belgium plant to boost capacity of DuPont Zytel HTN, the company’s Transportation & Advanced Polymers business unit announced in a Nov. 9 press release.
“We continue to invest in our compounding capacity across regions to ensure we can meet the strong growth in demand for highly engineered specialty polymers such as PPAs,” Richard Mayo, global business director for DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, said in a statement. “Investing in this compounding capacity expansion, coupled with recent investments made in Germany and China, demonstrates the traction for our innovative materials and solutions tailored to meet the evolving and often challenging requirements of our customers, wherever they are in the world.”
The Zytel HTN PPA grades, part of the Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide resin portfolio, offers chemical resistance, retention of properties when exposed to moisture, and high-temperature performance, the company said.
DowDuPont expects the new production line to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2017.