Successful co-operation supports 50 years anniversary

15 May 2013

Since 2001, Perstorp’s formaldehyde plant at Site Dordrecht has been supplying all the formalin requirements for DuPont’sTM manufacturing of Delrin® at the same location. An evidence of a very successful “over the fence business” for both partners.

DuPont™ Delrin® production unit in Dordrecht is celebrating its 50th anniversary, since its set-up in 1963.It started with a compounding unit in 1963. In 1973, the Delrin® chemical unit started production with all lines installed by 1999.

“Since 2001, Perstorp’s formaldehyde plant at Dordrecht has been supplying all the formalin (55%) requirements for the manufacturing of Delrin® at the same location. It has been a very successful “over the fence” business model for both the partners and still going strong”,says Kamal Khandelwal, Plant Manager, at Perstorp’s formaldehyde plant at Site Dordrecht.

Think of the red button of your seat belt, the gear wheels in electric toothbrush, lighter, pens, conveyor chains in material handling, odds are that a good number of these products are made out of DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin. Patented in 1956, Delrin® is often referred as the most “metal-like” plastic, offering light weight opportunities in various applications.

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