DuPont Safety & Construction Invests Over $400 Million to Increase Tyvek Capacity
Growing Global Demand for Product Innovations Key Driver for Expansion
WILMINGTON, Del. – DuPont Safety & Construction has announced plans to invest more than $400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek nonwoven materials at its facility in Luxembourg.
The production expansion, which will add a new building and third operating line at the site, is scheduled to start up in 2021.
DuPont Safety & Construction is a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division.
“Global demand for DuPont Tyvek continues to grow worldwide in all of our key end-use markets,” said Rose Lee, president, DuPont Safety & Construction. “This capacity expansion plan is a critical step in growing the Tyvek business, maintaining our leadership in nonwoven materials, and delivering the innovation customers expect from DuPont.”
According to industry estimates, the global segments for potential Tyvek use total several billion dollars.
In 2017 DuPont celebrated the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a unique nonwoven material made of 100 percent high-density polyethylene that has enabled new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications.
Core segments include Tyvek HomeWrap, Tyvek CommercialWrap, DuPont Flashing Systems and Tyvek Protec to create more comfortable, energy-efficient buildings with fewer chances for moisture damage caused by water buildup.
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