DuPont starts operations at US Kevlar plant

6 October 2011 (Last Updated October 6th, 2011 18:30)

DuPont has commenced operations at its new Cooper River Kevlar manufacturing facility in South Carolina, US.

DuPont has commenced operations at its new Cooper River Kevlar manufacturing facility in South Carolina, US.

The $500m plant will result in an initial 25% increase of overall global production capacity for Kevlar.

The unit will initially produce products that support DuPont's three primary technology platforms; DuPont Kevlar AP, DuPont Kevlar KM2 Plus and DuPont Kevlar XP.

The products can be used in applications including fibre-optic cables, oil and gas, and automotive, aerospace, tyres and other personal protective equipment.

Commercial supply is scheduled to begin by the end of 2011.