DuPont Expands Capacity To Meet Demands For Nylon 6 6
DuPont TextilesandInteriors (DTI), Wilmington, Del., has announced a $15 million investment to
support the growing need for industrial nylon 6,6 fibers in automotive and other inflatable
restraint devices. The company said the investment will be made over three years beginning in
2003.According to Dan Stone, global airbag business manager, DTI, the additional capacity is
designed to manufacture high-quality, high-tenacity nylon 6,6 yarns to meet market demands for
side-impact and side-curtain airbags. Market projections cited by DTI indicate that the need for
airbag units may double in the next five to eight years.