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DuPont Sustainable Innovations Advance Smart Technology and Improve Safety

Press Release | May 20, 2019
 
 
 
Press Release
DuPont Sustainable Innovations Advance Smart Technology and Improve Safety

Global leader contributes to sustainable growth with its tech-powered material innovations

GUANGZHOU, CHINA, MAY 20, 2019 – DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is showcasing three sustainable propositions including bio-based materials, e-F.A.S.T. (friction abating sliding thermoplastics) materials and PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) solutions at Chinaplas 2019.

“We are very proud of our sustainable offerings that have been widely used in all kinds of products that are embedded into people’s daily lives. As a pioneer in the materials industry, DuPont highly values environmental protection. At DuPont, we strive for high quality and performance of products without compromising environmental sustainability,” said Jeroen Bloemhard, Global Vice President of Performance Materials, DuPont Transportation & Industrial.

Bio-based innovative materials accelerate development of smart devices

DuPont is committed to developing high-performance, bio-based materials that meet increasingly demanding smart device application requirements and standards. One such successful case using DuPont’s bio-based material is DuPont Zytel® RS, which is made from castor oil – this brings the smart functionalities of Roborock Vacuums to life. Several new material technologies are applied in this smart device, e.g., an LDS (laser distance sensor) cover made from Zytel RS® that provides superior mechanical strength compared to traditional polycarbonate material; low warpage supports precision control and operation; excellent colorability with balanced material performance enables great design. Last but not least, the local manufacturing of Zytel® RS materials could provide a reliable supply source with consistent quality.

DuPont Delrin® acetal homopolymer enables sustainable bottling operations

Industry 4.0 and manufacturing automation continue to drive material handling equipment growth in the bottling industry. There is an increased demand for conveyor belts that improve productivity, safety and sustainability.

The REGINA e-F.A.S.T. conveyor material is a breakthrough introduced by DuPont in close collaboration with Italy’s Regina Chain, a global leader in conveyor chains, belts and components. The new DuPont Delrin® grade preserves consistently low coefficient of friction over extended periods of time. This key feature enables high-speed bottling operations without the need for external lubricants (like water). The e-F.A.S.T. conveyor belt made with the new DuPont Delrin®

grade provides a true “dry running” solution, promoting sustainability through low-maintenance cost, longer service life, reduced lubricant and energy requirements, and improved safety for the working environment due to drier equipment and floors. The exceptional wear properties of DuPont Delrin® also reduce dust and extend the wear life of e-F.A.S.T. conveyor.

PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) solutions support EPEAT registration

DuPont’s non-halogen flame retardant PET (Rynite® RE19036), made with Post-Consumer Recycled resin, helps customers to reduce their environmental footprints. PCR-based materials meet the updated EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) requirements for plastic parts by offering reduced bromine and chlorine content and post-consumer recycled plastic content. Its high flow and low warpage properties allow faster and easier processing, making it possible to produce bigger parts for consumer and industry applications. DuPont’s PCR solution has been successfully applied in printer components.

To learn more about DuPont’s sustainable solutions, please visit booth # 11.2A31 at Chinaplas 2019.

About DuPont Transportation & Industrial

DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&I partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&I works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.

About DuPont Specialty Products Division

DuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

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