DuPont Picks Site For Kevlar Plant | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 1 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 7, 2008

DuPont Picks Site For Kevlar Plant

Department: Business
Temperature-resistant honeycomb structures made from Kevlar are used in the aircraft and shipbuilding industries.
Credit: DuPont

DuPont has picked its Cooper River, S.C., site to build a $500 million plant making Kevlar-brand p-aramid fiber. The plant is the centerpiece of a DuPont plan, announced last September, to expand global Kevlar capacity by 25%. It is expected to open in 2010 and employ 100 people. The Cooper River site employs about 60 people today in the production of Hytrel thermoplastic polyester.

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