GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — DuPont Performance Polymers has developed a composite technology based on its Zytel nylon 66 material which has passed crash tests performed by French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen on a side impact beam. Using DuPont Vizilon — the name for the composite technology, which is still in development — in the beam led to a 40 percent weight reduction vs. the original beam made from ultra-high strength steel.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.