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Research Triangle Park, NC, July 10, 2012

DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials Expands Existing Capacity for Kapton® Polyimide Films

Strong and Growing Global Demand Drives Efforts to Boost Existing Production Capacity by 400 Tons

Contact: Ellen G. Pressley
919-248-5598
 ellen.g.pressley@usa.dupont.com

DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials, part of DuPont Electronics & Communications, announced today that a production expansion project is under way at its DuPont Circleville, Ohio, facility to add up to 400 tons of available production capacity as well as new manufacturing capabilities for its leading DuPont™ Kapton® brand polyimide films.  It is anticipated that additional production from this expansion project will begin to become available in fourth quarter of 2012. 

“This expansion supports our commitment to reliable supply and leading-edge innovation for our customers and the industry,” said Peter Irvine, global business director, DuPont Circuit & Packaging Materials.  “Demand for Kapton® polyimide films has been strong and will continue to grow as its unique and versatile capabilities continue to open opportunities in a wide range of markets.”

As part of the expansion, DuPont is extending its manufacturing capability to create innovative filled Kapton® films to meet aesthetic design requirements, including color and clarity, as well as enhance performance properties such as thermal conductivity and corona resistance.

DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films deliver advanced visual, thermal, mechanical and electrical properties that provide reliable performance under the harshest conditions in a variety of applications, including consumer electronics, photovoltaic (solar) energy, aerospace, automotive and industrial applications. 

In addition to Kapton® polyimide films, DuPont Circuit & Packaging materials offers a broad and growing portfolio of products including dry film photoresists and phototooling films for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) imaging, flexible circuit materials and embedded passive materials

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

 

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