WILMINGTON, Del.—DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Co. Ltd. have formed a joint venture that aims to boost the supply of fluoroelastomers in China.
The venture, called DuPont Haohua Chenguang Fluoromaterials (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., will produce and market fluoroelastomer gums and pre-compounds in China.
DuPont and Chenguang plan on building a pre-compound facility in Shanghai in the future.
“This strategic alliance will combine the complementary strengths of Chenguang and DuPont and also add strategic investments in new capacity,” according Robert Lu, vice president of China National Chemical Corp.
The venture “is ideally positioned to support China's growing market for floroelastomers, particularly for high-performance applications in China's expanding automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics and telecommunications markets,” said Thierry F.J. Vanlancker, president of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, in a news release.