The $250 million investment expands production of Kapton® polyimide film and Pyralux® flexible circuit materials, ensuring a committed supply to meet the growing global demand in the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom, specialized industrial and defense segments.
The new manufacturing line at Circleville uses DuPont proprietary processing capabilities to produce advanced Kapton® polyimide films, which 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. The Kapton® polyimide film is also at the heart of DuPont’s Pyralux® line of flexible copper-clad laminates that are available in a wide variety of copper types, thicknesses and construction options, all of which offer excellent thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties.
With the expansion completed, DuPont has started qualifying products for customer adoptions. “This is a really important milestone for DuPont and the Electronics & Industrial business,” said Avi Avula, vice president and general manager, DuPont Interconnect Solutions. “With this expansion, we can elevate our service levels to our customers to help them grow. This new plant is an indication of our renewed commitment to our customers’ growth agenda, and enables us to meet their aggressive demand for new products with higher reliability and supply assurance.”