Rising demand has prompted DuPont Co. to expand production of its Zytel nylon 6/6 and nylon 6 portfolio at its Uentrop factory in Hamm, Germany, by 20 percent.
Increased demand, primarily from the global automotive industry, was behind the move, as many customers looked to replace heavy, metallic parts with lighter, nylon-made products, DuPont said in a June 15 news release.
Richard Mayo, global business director for the nylon businesses in DuPont Performance Polymers, said: “Nylon continues to be the starting point for many product designers because it's versatile, easy to mould and offers exceptional long-term performance in the most challenging environments.
“In many ways, nylon defined the category of engineering polymers and continues to redefine where plastics can go in the future.”
Zytel nylon is widely used in an array of end uses, including in electrical and electronic systems, where it goes to make enclosures, sockets, terminal blocks, circuit breakers, switches and relays.