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Manufacturing processes at the Asia CMP Center generated about 810 metric tons of byproduct in 2020. Most of this halogen-rich byproduct must be removed by a specialized waste management company. Halogens are highly reactive and can be harmful or lethal to biological organisms when in sufficient quantities. This waste must be safely incinerated in specialized handling processes.
In 2021, we partnered with a local recycling technology firm to crush the byproduct to the desired size, then mix it with other components to create composite materials which can be used to create a base for polyurethane pavement. This pavement composite works well in airport runways.
After a successful pilot and a return on investment of approximately 2000% in 2021, this partnership has become a role model for safer, more circular manufacturing in Taiwan.
Compared to traditional antenna materials, the superior performance of DuPont Pyralux® improves as frequencies increase, enabling telecommunications innovations to advance a connected society.
BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology eliminates the use of hazardous flame retardants with one that has inherently low toxicity, delivers required performance and is economically viable.
DuPont materials for advanced chip fabrication enable faster and more complex computing for smartphones and other electronic devices, while consuming less power per bit.
Sorek B, which leverages DuPont FilmTec™ membranes, will increase Israel's desalination capacity by 35% and set a new benchmark for efficiency, sustainability and a record low price of water through desalination.
Reduction of packaging waste is an increasingly important topic for the healthcare industry as it seeks to achieve a circular economy. Packaging for IV sets presents a unique design challenge because of the variety of structural components, the durability required and the need for more sustainable options.
In 2021, in line with our Innovating Safer by Design and Enabling a Circular Economy objectives, the Asia CMP Center implemented a strategy to reduce its production of halogen waste by selecting raw materials with a less hazardous chemical profile, and cooperating with local recycling technology companies to reuse, recycle, and regenerate the byproduct.
Reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment systems provide the finest levels of pressurized crossflow filtration but can require a significant amount of cleaning to combat biofouling that results in operational challenges. Biofouling is the deposition of micro- and macro-organisms on industrial cooling equipment. Unchecked, biofouling causes significant operational and economic problems.
Moving to a “dry” running conveyor belt system in the bottling industry will reduce maintenance down time and amount of wastewater than requires proper disposal. DuPont and Regina have developed an innovative conveyor solution that reduces energy consumption and extends useful life.