MRC -- DuPont announced the official opening of its new DuPont™ Kalrez® manufacturing site in Newark, Delaware to meet growing global customer demand from the semiconductor and industrials sectors, said the company.
The new facility, the Tralee Park Annex, was officially inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included DuPont executives, Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and other government and community leaders.
Tralee Park Annex will significantly expand DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts capacity. The site also features a high-end ISO Class 6 Cleanroom, upgraded manufacturing equipment, optimized facility layout and space to support future business growth. From chemical processing to semiconductor chip manufacturing, DuPont™ Kalrez® elastomers are engineered to provide more stability, resistance, and effective sealing.
“We are thrilled to open this new state-of-the-art facility to support the growth of our customers,” said Brian Ammons, Global Business Director for Kalrez®. “We are committed to partnering with our customers on innovation and pride ourselves on driving operational excellence and delivering supply reliability and consistent superiority in quality performance. The Tralee Park Annex is a prime example of how we are delivering on these core competencies. This facility also advances our sustainability agenda as it integrates a state-of-the-art energy, IT infrastructure and building layout that minimizes energy consumption and maximizes efficiency and productivity.”
In addition to more capacity, the Tralee Park Annex enables faster cycle times, and offers expanded areas for finishing, inspection, packaging and shipping that will support higher capacity for customers globally.
We remind, DuPont announced that on 1 Nov 2023 it will complete its previously announced sale of an 80.1% ownership interest in the Delrin acetal homopolymer (H-POM) business to an affiliate of TJC LP (TJC) in a transaction valuing the business at $1.8 bn, said the company. At close, DuPont will receive pre-tax cash proceeds of approximately $1.28 bn which includes certain customary transaction adjustments, a note receivable of $350 M, and will retain a 19.9% non-controlling common equity interest in the Delrin business.