DuPont Expands Integrated Science Capabilities at India Knowledge Center

DuPont Expands Integrated Science Capabilities at India Knowledge Center

Application Development Center Supports Efforts to Reduce Dependence on Fossil

HYDERABAD, Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Expanding its
integrated science capabilities at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad,
India, DuPont today opened an Application Development Center focused on
integrating advanced material science with other scientific disciplines for
the automotive industry, enabling solutions for light-weighting, engine
performance, comfort and safety. These capabilities also are relevant to other
industries such as railways, electrical / electronic components, food
processing, agriculture, irrigation, textile and many more. At the Application
Development Center, DuPont's integrated science brings value-added solutions
to customers in these industries enabling better, safer and sustainable
products for consumers.

"The integration of scientific disciplines in advanced materials, such as
high-performance polymers and elastomers, are critical to developing
cost-effective and sustainable solutions to some of the big challenges that
our company is focusing on, for example, reducing our dependence on fossil
fuels," said DuPont Performance Polymers President Diane H. Gulyas. "Materials
are only part of the story. The application development process is how we work
with customers to get ideas into the market cost effectively. It is the engine
of innovation for the polymers business and centers such as this new one in
India help customers innovate and find more sustainable solutions in
collaboration with DuPont scientists and engineers".

"This latest expansion at the DuPont Knowledge Center reflects our strong
commitment to deliver integrated science-powered solutions and innovations
that meet market needs, in collaborations with our local customers and
partners. This new facility is part of the global DuPont community of 10,000
scientists and engineers around the world, thus connecting our global science
capability to local market needs. I am confident this will enhance our ability
to serve customers in India and South Asia," said Rajeev A. Vaidya, president
– South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont.

The new Application Development Center at the DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC)
houses thermoplastic and elastomer processing and testing equipment and
leverages existing analytic equipment shared with several DuPont science
disciplines. It complements the manufacturing facilities in Savli, Gujarat,
and the DuPont India Innovation Center in Pune. It expands their capabilities
to support predictive engineering, including computer-aided engineering (CAE),
3D surface computer-aided design (CAD), mold-flow, warpage, structural, impact
and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) analysis. By connecting with DuPont
scientists and engineers at key automotive-based laboratory sites in the
United States and Europe, this new center can build on the current predictive
engineering power of CAE capabilities with speed-to-market excellence to
advance the growing market in India.

"Taking full advantage of the lightweight nature of plastics requires more
than just metal replacement," said Homi Bhedwar, technology director, South
Asia and ASEAN. "Engaging us early in the design stage helps take advantage of
integrated science opportunities to reduce cost and complexity in many vehicle
components. Our aim at the Application Development Center is to work closely
with customers visiting the Innovation Center in Pune, network with DuPont
technical experts globally, offer products and solutions tailored to local
needs, and bring them to market faster."

The DuPont Knowledge Center is one of the four regional R&D centers of DuPont
and undertakes research as well as applications development focused on
science-based solutions that meet the society's needs for more and better
food, access to reliable and uninterrupted energy, better mobility and
protection of people and the environment. In total, DuPont has more than 150
R&D facilities around the world.

DuPont Performance Polymers is committed to working with customers throughout
the world to develop new products, components and systems that help reduce
dependence on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment. With more
than 40 manufacturing, development and research centers throughout the world,
DuPont Performance Polymers uses the industry's broadest portfolio of
plastics, elastomers, renewably sourced polymers, filaments and
high-performance parts and shapes to deliver cost-effective solutions to
customers in aerospace, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic,
industrial, sporting goods and other diversified industries.

DuPont India is a subsidiary of the American parent. DuPont's relationship
with India began more than 200 years ago when it received its first shipment
of raw materials from India to produce black powder for explosives in 1802.
Today, DuPont India markets a wide range of products in varied market
segments. With six production facilities in three locations, the DuPont
Knowledge Center in Hyderabad and the DuPont India Innovation Center in Pune,
DuPont India is delivering science-based solutions to address the needs of
local markets.

DuPont (NYSE:DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit


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