DuPont Co.'s Performance Materials said its polymer unit has recently discovered a large number of counterfeit DuPont products in the Chinese market, including resins identified under the Zytel, Zytel HTN, Crastin, Rynite, Delrin, Hytrel, Vamac and Minlon brands.
Some unauthorized trading companies misrepresent themselves as “official DuPont distributors” and sell products of unknown origins on influential B2B websites, DuPont said in a statement. Additionally, the company has seized “a significant number of counterfeit products” in plastics markets in Yuyao.
Quality varies for products sold through unofficial channels, which can cause potential problems for downstream customers' product quality, lead to serious defects and recalls and result in significant financial losses, DuPont warned.
DuPont pledged to step up market monitoring and inspection efforts and vigorously pursue unlawful activities.
The company added that it will not be able to provide safety assurance and service for products purchased through unauthorized channels.
In addition to direct sales, DuPont Performance Materials' polymer business has six authorized distributors in the Greater China region.
In 2014, Aston Martin recalled 17,000 cars due to accelerator pedals made in China of counterfeit DuPont nylon. The automaker moved the production of the part back to England.