DuPont said it would “significantly” expand its global capacity for Nomex paper used in the automotive, electrical infrastructure and aerospace sectors.

This will be achieved by a joint venture partnership with Nippon Paper Papylia.

The Papylia factory will be in Yufutsu, Japan, with commercial production beginning in 2021.

Demand for products based on Nomex is being driven by innovation and growth trends in auto electrification, energy decarbonisation, thermal protection and light weighting, DuPont said.

Nomex paper is used in automotive electrification, insulating millions of xEV electric drive motors worldwide while also protecting critical components within the power electronics and battery systems.

The supplier claims “quality and consistency of Nomex, combined with its superior mechanical and electrical properties make it the product of choice for global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. By enabling safer energy storage systems, electric motor efficiency and charging station safety, Nomex paper helps our customers better meet their innovation and sustainability goals”.   

The product is offered in paper and pressboard form.