SAN JOSE, Calif. In a move to meet demand for the photovoltaic solar energy market, DuPont is building a new plant for the production of polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) materials.
The new facility, with an estimated investment of $50 million, is scheduled for completion by 2007.
The expansion has begun at DuPont's Fayetteville, N.C., facility. The business also continues to expand its manufacturing capacity at other sites in Louisville, Ky., and Buffalo, N.Y.
Coupled with additional expansions for other DuPont photovoltaic materials, DuPont's total planned investment is more than $100 million.
The company also announced the launch of Tedlar PV2100 Series films, part of an extended product line used in the protective backsheets of solar panels. The "films provide increased dimensional stability, tear and abrasion resistance and higher reflectance, which improves output and efficiency," according to DuPont (Wilmington, Del.).