DuPont has initiated a phase of production expansion, representing more than $120 million in investment, for its Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) product line. This phase of the expansion increases Dupont's capacity for producing monomer and resin by more than 50%, the company says.
Construction has begun for new monomer and resin facilities at DuPont's Louisville, Ky., and Fayetteville, N.C., sites, respectively. The facilities are scheduled to start up in mid-2010.
DuPont says it expects the overall sales of its family of products into the photovoltaic industry to exceed $1 billion by 2012.