DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers is planning to invest over US$100 million to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers at its Texas site, the US site.
The expansion is expected to be completed over the next three to four years, with one-third of the investment planning to be installed by the end of 2015.
DuPont is aiming to increase capacity of these resins: Surlyn ionomer resin, Nucrel ethylene acid copolymer resin, Elvaloy ethylene copolymer resins, Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers, and special grades of Elvax EVA copolymers.
“Market demand for these products is growing. 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, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.