DuPont has announced the official opening of its new DuPont™ Kalrez® manufacturing site in Newark, Delaware. Accordingly, the new site aims to meet growing global customer demand from the semiconductor and industrial sectors.
DuPont executives and Delaware government officials led by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock led the inauguration ceremony for the Tralee Park Annex.
Tralee Park Annex will significantly expand DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts capacity. Moreover, the site also features a high-end ISO Class 6 Cleanroom, upgraded manufacturing equipment, optimized facility layout and space to support future business growth. From chemical processing to semiconductor chip manufacturing, DuPont™ Kalrez® elastomers can provide more stability, resistance, and effective sealing.
Brian Ammons, Global Business Director for Kalrez®, said, “We are committed to partnering with our customers on innovation and pride ourselves on driving operational excellence and delivering supply reliability and consistent superiority in quality performance. The Tralee Park Annex is a prime example of how we are delivering on these core competencies.”
Furthermore, Ammons said the facility also advances the company’s sustainability agenda as it integrates state-of-the-art energy, IT infrastructure, and building layout. Thus, minimizing energy consumption and maximizing efficiency and productivity.
In addition, the Tralee Park Annex enables faster cycle times and offers expanded areas for finishing, inspection, packaging, and shipping. Thus, supporting higher capacity for customers globally.
Nathan Whitmoyer, Plant Manager for Tralee Park and Tralee Park Annex said the new facility finished on time and within budget. “The site will create approximately 50 new positions, including operations, maintenance, engineering and continuous improvement roles – many of which are STEM-related and critical to safe manufacturing operations.”
Whitmoyer added, “This expansion demonstrates DuPont’s commitment to our manufacturing presence here in Delaware, the state DuPont has called home for more than 220 years.”
In addition, Whitmoyer said, “Kalrez® elastomer parts add value and offer our customers and the industries they serve reliable and innovative solutions to enable excellence.” “I’m proud to be part of this latest advancement in our manufacturing capabilities, striving to be the partner of choice for our customers.”