SHANGAHI (Dec. 22) — DuPont Performance Elastomers has opened a technical center in Shanghai to support its customers in the "fastest growing elastomers market in the world."
The new center, in the Zhangjiang High-tech Park in Shanghai´s Pudong district, joins established technical centers for elastomers in Yokohama and Utsunomiya, Japan; Meyrin, Switzerland; and Akron. Services offered include training and after-sales technical support as well as compounding, processing and property testing.
DuPont Performance Elastomers now has "leading-edge research and development capability" in key U.S., European and Asia-Pacific centers, offering customers global service, DuPont said.
The new China center will play its part in DuPont Performance Elastomers´ global initiative to use "sophisticated laboratory information management systems" and "electronic collaborative tools" to enhance technical support for elastomer users, the group added.
"The Asia-Pacific region, and especially China, is already providing strong growth opportunities for the company´s specialized high-performance elastomers and sealing solutions," said Torkel Rhenman, global technology director with DuPont Performance Elastomers.