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© Kyocera Business | October 11, 2018

Kyocera increase production capacity for pastes with new facility

Kyocera Corporation says that it has started construction of a new manufacturing facility on the premises of its Kawasaki manufacturing complex in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The new facility will allow Kyocera to increase its production capacity by 50% for conductive and insulation pastes utilised in applications ranging from semiconductors and digital devices to automotive electronics and energy products, the company states in a press release.

The new facility will increase the plant’s total production capacity for various pastes including silver (Ag) paste, as demand is expected to grow in the automotive market. Kyocera began construction in October and plans to open the facility in April 2020.

The Kawasaki manufacturing complex has produced both conductive and insulation pastes for electronic components and semiconductors since it began operations in 1962. Many of the high thermal-conductivity pastes the plant produces are supplied to the power device market, which has grown rapidly in recent years. In addition to the pastes, the manufacturing complex has produced insulating varnishes through a proprietary combination of resin-synthesising and insulating-material technologies. The plant’s insulating varnishes are widely used for electrical components such as motors and transformers found in consumer appliances.

The total investment in this new manufacturing plant amounts to JPY 2.6 billion, or USD 23.1 million. Once completed the four story building will offer Kyocera an additional 6'144 square metres of floor space. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in April of 2020.

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