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.
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. Desotech is a business unit of DSM, a diversified manufacturer of chemicals, performance materials and life-science products.
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