DuPont to increase ethylene capacity to meet packaging demand


DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers plans to invest $100 million to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities. The company estimates that the by the end of 2015, it will install more than one-third of the investment. The balance of the investment is expected to be completed over the following three years.

"We did this now to build on our strong competitive position," Dale Outhous, vice president of ethylene copolymers at DuPont's Packaging & Industrial Polymers business, told PlasticsToday. "We want to make sure that our customers and potential customers in our diverse market spaces know that we are prepared to meet their needs."
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