DuPont Completes US$250M New Facility Expansion

DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a business within the Electronics & Industrial segment, has completed the expansion project at its Circleville, Ohio manufacturing site. The US$250 million investment expands production of its Kapton polyimide film and Pyralux flexible circuit materials. Thus, this ensures the company’s committed supply to meet the growing global demand in the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom, specialized industrial and defense segments served by DuPont.

Ensures Reliability, Supply

Avi Avula, Vice President and General Manager, DuPont Interconnect Solutions said the completion of the expansion project serves a major milestone for DuPont and the Electronics & Industrial business.

“With this expansion, we can elevate our service levels to our customers to help them grow. Furthermore, this new plant is an indication of our renewed commitment to our customers’ growth agenda and enables us to meet their demand for new products with higher reliability and supply assurance,” said Avula.

The US$250 million Circleville Plant Expansion Project adds capacity for Kapton polyimide film and Pyralux flexible circuit materials to meet growing global demand.

Moreover, the new manufacturing line at Circleville uses DuPont proprietary processing capabilities to produce advanced Kapton polyimide films. These have set industry standards for more than 50 years, offering high performance, reliability, and durability. Kapton polyimide films provide a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments.

Suits Wide Applications

Accordingly, the Kapton polyimide film is also at the heart of DuPont’s Pyralux line of flexible copper-clad laminates. In addition, they are available in a wide variety of copper types, thicknesses and construction options. Similarly, all of which offer excellent thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties.

Pyralux laminates are ideal for use in wide variety of multi-layer flex and rigid-flex applications which require advanced performance, such as low dissipation loss for high speed, high frequency, robust thermal resistance, and high reliability.

With the expansion completed, DuPont has started qualifying products for customer adoptions.