DuPont Co. is expanding capacity for its Vespel-brand polyimide resin by 50 percent at a plant in Circleville, Ohio.
The expansion calls for a new building and machinery, a DuPont spokesman said. The new capacity is expected to be available by October. The company did not provide further information about construction cost or potential job creation.
Vespel is used in bushings, seal rings and thrust washers for automotive, aerospace and semiconductor applications. DuPont uses most of the resin internally, making stock shapes and parts through compression molding and direct forming at a plant in Newark, Del.
Wilmington-based DuPont also makes a variety of other plastic and chemical products at the Circleville site.