DuPont to focus on application development

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United States-based company DuPont will focus on application development projects that will look to address issues relating to global food security, reducing use of fossil fuel and human protection, according to Homi Bhedwar, technical director for South Asia and Asean at DuPont.

India is a strategy market for Dupont, he said adding that its Hyderabad-based research and development centre would be key to development of applications for fabric care, textile and grain processing, automotive market and food packaging.

Use of enzymes would lessen the use of water for washing clothes, he said. Also, the weight of automotives could be reduced by use of polymers and this could help in bettering the mileage. Similarly, better food packaging would lessen wastage of food, he said.

Rajeev Vaidya, president (South Asia), DuPont, said the company is developing crops with improved pest resistance and could be grown even in drought-like conditions. However, these were time consuming and were subject to testing and regulatory approvals.

krishnamohan@mydigitalfc.com

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