The $3 million facility is located at the Yaroslav headquarters of DuPont Russian Coatings, a joint venture established in 2006 by DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Russkie-Kraski to supply coatings to manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The new research and development center's primary focus is adapting the
technical properties of new coatings materials to the line conditions at
new car manufacturers' plants and at the operations of plastic parts
makers. Because of the lab's close proximity, the 15 DuPont Russian
Coatings scientists staffing the new center will be better able to
anticipate and respond to the needs of the fast-growing Russian auto
"This technical center is a dramatic example of our drive to 'go where
the growth is' by offering world class technology to our customers anywhere
in the world," said BC Chong, vice president and general manager of DuPont
OEM Automotive Coatings. "Russian automakers can now enjoy the cost
advantages of using locally produced coatings systems that are fine-tuned
to real-world manufacturing conditions."
In addition to finishes for new cars and for the automotive collision
repair industry, DuPont offers color matching tools, engineering polymers
for "lightweighting" vehicles by replacing metal components, DuPont(TM)
Suva(R) refrigerants, Butacite(R) interlayers for safety glass, a variety
of electronic materials and DuPont(TM) Nomex(R) and Kevlar(R) brand fibers
that are used in a wide range of systems.
DuPont is the world's leading manufacturer of coatings for the
automotive OEM and refinish markets. Russkie-Kraski is the Russian
Federation's largest manufacturer of automotive coatings and resins, with
sophisticated research and development, technical support and sales and
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