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Just less than a year after forming an alliance with Morph Technologies/Integran Technologies Inc. (Toronto, ON) and PowerMetal Technologies Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) to develop and commercialize its MetaFuse nanometal/polymer hybrid in the automotive, consumer electronics, and sporting goods markets, DuPont Engineering Polymers (Wilmington, DE) announced a similar long-term agreement with PowerMetal to extend the development.

Amie Chitwood

September 26, 2008

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DuPont and PowerMetal extend MetaFuse agreement

(Wilmington, DE) announced a similar long-term agreement with PowerMetal to extend the development. Initial programs are targeted at electronic handheld devices, sporting goods, furniture, power tools, and appliances.

The agreement combines DuPont’s resin formulation and application development capabilities with PowerMetal’s nanotechnology expertise to bring the technology to the market.

MetaFuse can be used for manufacturing extremely lightweight components with the strength and stiffness of metal and the design flexibility of thermoplastics. According to DuPont, the technology uses a process that precisely applies ultrahigh-strength nanometal to components made of DuPont Engineering polymers that have the stiffness of magnesium or aluminum and greater strength.

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