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DuPont Looks to Capture Greater Share of Photovoltaic Market

DuPont invests $175 Million in final phase of Tedlar® PVF Film expansion for PV modules

DuPont’s $175M will complete the expansion of its high-performance DuPont™ Tedlar® PV2001 series oriented film production line. This recent investment commitment is in addition to an initial investment of $120M made back in the summer of 2009 for raw materials used to make the film. The company’s Tedlar® films is the important component of photovoltaic backsheets, which provides exceptional durability and performance for photovoltaic modules in all types of weather.

The film line expansion will be located in Ohio using existing and retrofitted assets. Film production is scheduled to start up in September 2011. DuPont’s heavy investment in PV is positioned to capture growing demand for its PV product lines, as the company expects this division’s overall sales to exceed $1 billion by 2012.

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