DuPont opened the second phase of its China Research and Development Center on October 28, 2013.
With this expansion, the Center adds 17,500sqm and will house 150 more researchers, focusing on new material applications in solar energy, bio-based materials and automotive materials and testing capabilities.
“Science is the engine that drives DuPont. Together with our partners, we are applying our vast range of scientific expertise and knowledge to address some of the world’s most complex challenges in the areas of food, energy and protection,” said DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman.
The Center is designed to deliver offerings to meet local market needs since its opening in 2005.
As one of the company’s major R&D facilities outside the US, the DuPont China R&D Center provides technical expertise to customers in this region and globally for research, application development, training, technology transfer, as well as sales of the company’s technologies and products.
The center also enables technological exchanges and research collaborations between DuPont and its partners such as Chinese and Asian universities and research institutions.
DuPont has invested more than $2.1 billion in R&D in 2012 and has 150 R&D facilities around the world.
The DuPont China R&D Center is located in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park of Shanghai, one of China’s national level technical parks dedicated to high-tech start-ups and research organizations.
“This expansion makes China a stronger link for the DuPont global science network, which consists of more than 150 research centers in 35 countries and over 10,000 scientists and engineers who are dedicated to using collective ingenuity to solve the most complex problems,” said Guo-hua Miao, director and GM of the DuPont China R&D Center.