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DuPont to invest $45 million in new manufacturing facility in Delaware

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, today announced the purchase of a new facility in Newark, Delaware.

The site will manufacture Kalrez, a specialised engineered material used in a variety of sealing applications that require high-temperature performance and excellent chemical resistance.

The facility is twice the size of the current plant in Newark, and will be outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Over the next two years, DuPont T&AP plans to invest approximately $45 million to increase manufacturing capacity and then transition production from the current site to the new facility.

The new site will allow manufacturing of Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts to expand in-line with the projected business growth in the important semiconductor, electronics and industrial markets.