Circleville, OH, June 6, 2005
Major Resin Expansion to Serve Growth of DuPont Vespel Polyimide Parts
Keeping pace with rising demand for DuPont Vespel® parts and shapes, the company's Vespel® business unit is expanding its polyimide resin production facility in Circleville, Ohio. The expansion will provide material required for production of direct-formed Vespel® SP-1 and SP-21 polyimide parts. This additional facility will provide a 50 percent increase in capacity upon its projected startup in October.
Vespel® parts deliver outstanding performance in high-temperature, low-wear and low-friction components such as bushings, seal rings or thrust washers for automotive, aerospace, semiconductor manufacture and various other end-use industries, according to Mark Schmeckpeper, global product manager for Vespel®.
“This expansion underscores our commitment to increasing our production capabilities for Vespel® ahead of our customers’ anticipated needs,” Schmeckpeper said. “We will continue to make proactive investments for additional capacity to make parts, shapes or other product lines ahead of increasing demand.”
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Photo caption: Capacity expansion will serve growing demand for direct-formed bushings and other parts made from DuPont™ Vespel® SP polyimide.