DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, says it plans to invest more than $400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek nonwoven materials at its facility in Luxembourg. The production expansion, which will add a new building and third operating line at the site, is scheduled to start up in 2021.

“Global demand for DuPont Tyvek continues to grow worldwide in all of our key end-use markets,” said Rose Lee, president – DuPont Safety & Construction. “This capacity expansion plan is a critical step in growing the Tyvek business, maintaining our leadership in nonwoven materials, and delivering the innovation customers expect from DuPont.”

According to industry estimates, the global segments for potential Tyvek use total several billion dollars.

In 2017, DuPont celebrated the 50th anniversary of  Tyvek, a  nonwoven material made of 100 percent high-density polyethylene that is used a wide variety of industries and applications, including residential and commercial construction.

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