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NEWS


DuPont invests $80m in Chinese compounding


Kafrit acquires


Polyfil New Chinese site will supplement DuPont’s existing compounding operation at Shenzhen


DuPont is to invest more than $80m to build a new compounding facility at Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province in East China. The new facility is expected to commence production in 2020 and ramp up to full capacity by 2023. It will produce Zytel PA, Delrin POM, Hytrel and Multibase TPEs and specialty silicone materials. The production facility will be built on the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park and will support DuPont’s Transpor- tation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) business unit. It will be equipped to support production of automotive


adhesives and additional specialty products. “This investment rein-


forces our commitment to China and the Asian market where we see strong growth potential across our businesses,” said Randy Stone, President of DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers. “Our new manu- facturing facility will position us well to support antici- pated growth in the auto- motive sector due to strong customer demand for our advanced polymers and solutions from end users such as electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers.” The T&AP business unit already operates a com-


pounding plant in the west of China at Shenzhen, which opened in 2016. At the time, the company said the Shenzhen plant would become a regional hub and ultimately its largest global compounding facility. A spokesperson for the company said that while part of the same T&AP business unit, the two locations are intended to address different geograph- ical focuses within the region. For the immediate term, the Shenzhen facility will remain DuPont’s largest compounding operation but that may change as the regional business develops. � www.dupont.com


Israel-headquartered masterbatch and com- pounds producer Kafrit Industries has acquired Polyfil Corporation of Rockaway, New Jersey, US, from its owner Gerry Fabiano. Polyfil has been making additive masterbatches for 35 years. Kafrit said the acquisition will enable it to both expand its US footprint geographically and add to its technology capabilities in the field. Avi Zalcman, CEO of the Kafrit Group, said the combined companies “will enjoy strategic advantages, allowing them to create a robust and technical portfolio that will substan- tially increase its operating strength”. Kafrit plans to offer a


wider product range based on the two organi- sations’ combined exper- tise. Fabiano will remain in place as an advisor, while Juan Castaneda will serve as General Manager. � www.polyfilcorp.com


Albis adds Solplast FR TPEs to its line-up


Albis Plastics has added the Solplast series of halogen-free flame retardant, styrene-based TPEs from Slovenian compounder Uteksol to its portfolio. It has already been distributing Uteksol’s Solplast TPS compounds since 2010. The new grades, according to Albis, achieve V-0 classification in the UL94 test and pass the glow wire test at 960°C, both at 2 mm thickness. Their limited oxygen index is above 30%. They are available in the hardness range from Shore A45 to Shore A85 in natural colour as well as in black. They can be used for both injection moulding and extrusion. Applications include housing seals, grommets, cable bushings and assembly elements. � www.albis.com


www.compoundingworld.com December 2018 | COMPOUNDING WORLD 5


PHOTO: DUPONT


PHOTO: ALBIS


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