DuPont expanding India research center

By Satnam Singh
Correspondent

Published: December 10, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Design

MUMBAI, INDIA (Dec. 10, 11:45 a.m. ET) — DuPont Co. plans to expand its research work in India, adding staff and space to its existing center in Hyderabad.

The project will include application development capabilities for performance polymers, the company noted at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Antec event, held Dec. 6-7 in Mumbai.

“The facility would focus on engineering plastics, specialty elastomer and lightweight application for the growing Indian automotive market,” said Pascal Ferrandez, technology manager for performance polymers for DuPont Private Ltd. The facility will focus on the India and Southeast Asia market.

Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont plans to hike employment at the center from 450 currently to about 1,000 within five years. In addition to plastics, the center handles industrial biosciences, packaging and industrial polymers, titanium technologies and protection technologies.

The center opened in November 2008 and is the company’s largest R&D center outside the United States.


Comments

DuPont expanding India research center

By Satnam Singh
Correspondent

Published: December 10, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Experts explain why resin sales are down in a healthy US economy

February 27, 2015 1:58 pm ET

The economies of the U.S. and Canada posted solid growth in 2014 — even though resin demand in those countries lagged behind.    More

Image

Industry vet Dwight Morgan joins M. Holland

February 27, 2015 1:55 pm ET

Resin distribution leader M. Holland Co. has hired industry veteran Dwight Morgan as its vice president of corporate development.    More

Image

Indian masterbatch makers growing locally and thinking globally

February 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — India’s masterbatch makers are expanding their domestic capacity to meet growing demand, as some are also moving...    More

Image

Silicone baby teether company working with Massachusetts recycler

February 26, 2015 1:14 pm ET

A recycling company and a startup will try to keep silicone baby products out of landfill.    More

Image

Plastic Omnium makes China investment push

February 26, 2015 4:35 pm ET

Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it’s making in Asi...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events