DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a business within the Electronics & Industrial segment, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with elected officials and business leaders to formally mark the completion of its $250 million capital project to expand production of Kapton® polyimide film and Pyralux® flexible circuit materials at the Circleville manufacturing site.
“The opening of the production line in Circleville marks a major milestone for DuPont and Electronics & Industrial,” said Jon Kemp, President of DuPont Electronics & Industrial. “The Kapton® and Pyralux® expansion will help ensure supply of innovative materials to meet the growing global customer demand in the automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, specialized industrial and defense segments. It also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to being the partner of choice for our customers and delivering them new products with higher reliability and supply assurance.”
DuPont employs more than 1,000 people across eight locations in Ohio, including 500 people at its site in Circleville. Kemp said, “DuPont is proud to play an integral role in Ohio’s plans to expand its semiconductor and electronics manufacturing ecosystem.”
This new manufacturing line 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 offer a unique combination of electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties that withstand extreme temperature, vibration and other demanding environments.
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. Pyralux® laminates are ideal for use in a 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.
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Photo caption: Helping to cut a ribbon to mark the official completion of the new manufacturing line in Circleville are, from left to right: Avi Avula, vice-president and general manager, Interconnect Solutions (ICS); Lori Koch, EVP and chief financial officer, DuPont; Ohio Congressman Mike Carey, U.S. House of Representatives; Alexa Dembek, SVP and chief technology officer, DuPont; Jon Kemp, president, DuPont Electronics & Industrial; Daryl Roberts, SVP and chief operations / engineering officer, DuPont; Steve Irwin, Circleville site manager; and Andy Kannurpatti, global business director, ICS Films & Laminates business.