DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announces its intent to continue increasing its production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas, US manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand.
The plans include a series of investments totaling more than US$100 million to be completed over the next three to four years.
More than one-third of the investment is expected to be installed by the end of 2015.
The balance of the investment is expected to be completed over the following three years.
Specifically, this investment will support growth in DuPont specialty resins including: DuPont Surlyn ionomer resin, DuPont Nucrel ethylene acid copolymer resin, DuPont Elvaloy ethylene copolymer resins, DuPont Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers, and special grades of DuPont Elvax EVA copolymers.
“Our differentiated and high-value products are being used in a diverse range of growth markets. This includes packaging that helps reduce food waste and offers consumer convenience, and materials to enable more efficient vehicles, new roads that stand up to tough environments, more durable roofing solutions, and higher-performing architectural glass solutions,” said William J. Harvey, president.