The research work is expected to facilitate development of innovative products with high levels of safety and security, and to reinforce DuPont’s leadership position in key market segments such as the 3C industry (Computer, Communication & Consumer electronics).
"We are partnering with Sichuan University because of its impressive academic achievements in the field of polymer materials, such as halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds, along with the high level of expertise of its staff members, one of whom was recipient of the DuPont Young Professor Award,” said Harold Snyder, DuPont Asia Pacific technical director. “This collaboration project is a good example to demonstrate the concept of 'The Global Collaboratory™'. We look forward to further collaboration with the University to meet the challenges that we cannot solve alone.”
"It is a great opportunity that benefits both parties,” said Professor Guangxian Li, deputy president of Sichuan University. “We share the same interests and our strengths complement each other. Our partnership creates a new framework under which academia and industries can collaborate for mutual advantage.”
By working closely together from project start-up to completion, both DuPont and Sichuan University expect to build a broader collaboration platform to more efficiently and comprehensively put innovation results into application.
Sichuan University is a leading university in China, especially in polymer research and development. Since 2008, DuPont and the University have partnered on project-based research.