DuPont Co.'s $250 million project in Central Ohio to expand production of polyimide film and flexible circuit materials is now complete.
A new manufacturing line at DuPont's existing Circleville, Ohio, location produces Kapton brand polyimide films and Pyralux brand flexible circuit materials for the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom, specialized industrial and defense markets, the company said.
"Kapton polyimide films provide a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments," the company said. Kapton also is used in DuPont's Pyralux line of flexible copper-clad laminates that provide thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties.
"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." said Avi Avula, vice president and general manager of DuPont Interconnect Solutions, in a statement.
Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont first announced plans for the expansion in 2019, estimating at that time the work would cost $220 million. Plastics News coverage then indicated DuPont has made polyimide film at the Circleville facility for more than 60 years.
DuPont is the eighth largest film and sheet manufacturer in North America, according to Plastics News data.