DSM Desotech President Jan Paul de Vries said the production expansion reflects continued growth in the markets for UV-cure materials despite "current setbacks for the telecommunications industry." DSM Desotech is "staying focused on not only the long-term needs of the telecom market, but the growing demand for UV-curable materials in a variety of other industries," he said.
Project Manager Kees de Glopper said the Stanley facility combines "the best in engineering and design practices from each of our other global operations," along with new digital technologies that mark a first for the company worldwide. The result is a more "intelligent and certainly more process efficient operation," he said.
DSM Desotech also opened new production plants in The Netherlands in 1999 and in Japan in 2001. The company said the $33 million North Carolina plant is its largest and most technically sophisticated production facility.
DSM Desotech is a business unit of DSM, a diversified manufacturer of chemicals, performance materials and life-science products.