DuPont Electronics & Imaging is investing $220 million to build new production assets at its plant in Circleville, Ohio.
According to company officials, the new assets will expand production of DuPont Kapton polyimide film and Pyralux flexible circuit materials to meet growing market demand in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and defense. DuPont anticipates that the new assets will be operational by 2021.
“This investment is a reflection of our strong commitment to our customers around the world,” said Jim Fahey, President of DuPont Electronics & Imaging. “Our new production assets will position us well to support the growing need across many sectors for our advanced high-reliability materials for innovations in areas such as 5G, automotive, flexible displays and artificial intelligence.”
With world-class manufacturing and R&D capabilities, DuPont’s Circleville plant is the natural location to expand. This facility has manufactured polyimide film for various electronics and industrial applications for more than 60 years.
The company is also making concurrent infrastructure and personnel investments at the DuPont Hsinchu, Taiwan, site to support growing customer needs. DuPont previously announced plans to increase Kapton production by up to 20 percent by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Having successfully done that, the new assets will add significantly more production over the next several years.