20 August 2009-- DuPont said they are investing more than $120 million into a patented film used as a backsheet component for photovoltaic modules. The investment is supposed to increase the capacity of the monomer and resin in the film by 50 percent.
DuPont already has began capacity expansions this year for it's patented PV2100 series film and is completing the engineering and design for a planned expansion of it's PV2000 series film production.
The investment is part of a multi-phase production expansion by DuPont. Construction has started on new monomer and resin facilities in Kentucky and North Carolina, respectively. They are expected to start up in mid-2010.