DuPont opens Newark Kalrez manufacturing site

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 DuPont on Monday held an opening ceremony for its new DuPont Kalrez  manufacturing site, Newark.

The plant will meet growing global customer demand from the semiconductor and industrials sectors, according to the company. Kalrez elastromers are used in sealing processes in electronics, energy and other applications.

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 expand DuPont Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts capacity. The site also features a high-end ISO Class 6 Cleanroom, upgraded manufacturing equipment, and space to support future business growth.

“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.”

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“Through close collaboration between DuPont and our contractor partners, the new facility was completed on time and within budget” said Nathan Whitmoyer, plant manager for Tralee Park and Tralee Park Annex. “The site will create approximately 50 new positions, including operations, maintenance, engineering and continuous improvement roles – many of which are STEM-related and critical to safe manufacturing operations.”

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