DSM Desotech Announces New Plant Opening in Stanley, NC
- May 13, 2002
Elgin, Illinois- DSM Desotech Inc., a world leader in the development
supply of UV-curable fiber optic materials, has announced the
their newest production facility in Stanley, North Carolina. The
plant is the
third new facility for DSM Desotech in three years, following the
opening of a plant in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands, and a new
Tsukuba, Japan, in 2001 (a 50/50 joint venture between DSM and
Initiated two years ago in response to Desotech's long-range planning
ensure capacity ahead of need through 2007, the $33 million
investment marks the
company's largest, and most technically sophisticated production
"We have merged the best in engineering and design practices
from each of
our other global operations into this plant-along with new digital
technologies that we are among the first within DSM (globally) to
implement," says Project Manager Kees de Glopper. "The
result is a
more 'intelligent', and certainly more process-efficient,
The new Stanley facility, which has absorbed DSM Desotech's previous
in Charlotte, NC, will produce fiber optic coating materials, as well
specialty UV-curable materials including hardcoats, CD lacquers, DVD
adhesives and rapid prototyping resins.
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"Interest in the speed, efficiency and environmental
UV-curable materials continues to grow, says DSM Desotech President
Jan Paul de
Vries. "Despite current setbacks for the telecommunications
have continued with the completion of this facility, staying focused
on not only
the long-term needs of the telecom market, but the growing demand for
materials in a variety of other industries."
DSM Desotech is headquartered in Elgin, Illinois. In addition to its
production facilities located in the U.S., Europe and Japan, the
operates a global network of sales offices and agents in more than 20
Desotech is a business unit of DSM-a highly integrated group of
is active worldwide in the field of life science products,
and chemicals. DSM has annual sales of more than $8 billion and
approximately 22,000 people at more than 200 sites worldwide.
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