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3/1/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

DuPont to co-locate research activities at RWTH Aachen University

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Co-locating on the RWTH Aachen University campus will give DuPont Performance Materials better access to the work of AZL research partners.

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DuPont Performance Materials (DPM, Wilmington, DE, US) will extend its existing partnership with the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and plans to co-locate its research activities on the RWTH Aachen University campus in Germany. The AZL is one of the university’s more than 260 institutes. 

DuPont is a founding partner of AZL, which was launched in 2012 to meet the increasing demand for mass production of lightweight, highly stable, chemically resistant components, mainly used for transportation-related applications. Co- locating on the RWTH Aachen University campus will give DuPont Performance Materials better access to the work of AZL research partners such as the Plastics Processing Institute (IKV). It will also foster further collaboration and ideas generation with other companies.

"We are extremely excited that our excellent long-term partnership with DuPont is taking a step up to a new level. We believe that the proximity will be a rich source of inspiration for all parties involved and that DuPont can take better advantage of AZL’s and IKV's research excellence and its scientific and industrial network to grow its business,” said Ing Christian Hopmann, Head of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) and Founding Professor of the AZL.

“Co-locating our activities in Aachen is a first ever in Europe for DPM and represents a paradigm shift in how we do research and new business development,” said Ernst Poppe, Business Development Manager DuPont Performance Materials. 



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