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KYOCERA to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Kanagawa, Japan for Conductive and Insulation Pastes

New facility will provide 50 % increase in production capacity for pastes used in semiconductors and electronics

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Kyoto/London – Kyocera today announced 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 utilized in applications ranging from semiconductors and digital devices to automotive electronics and energy products.

Architect’s rendering of Kawasaki Plant’s New Primary Facility

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-synthesizing and insulating-material technologies. The plant’s insulating varnishes are widely used for electrical components such as motors and transformers found in consumer appliances.

Die attach pastes (left) for semiconductors and varnishes for motors (right)

Details of the new plant
Name Kyocera Kawasaki Plant, New Primary Facility
Premises of Kyocera’s Kanagawa Kawasaki Plant
9-2 Chidori-cho, Kawasaki-ku Kawasaki Kanagawa 210-0865 Japan
Total investment
Approximately 2.6 billion yen (23.1 million USD)
Building area
1,603 m2 (steel frame construction with 4 stories)
Total floor space
6,144 m2
Construction plan Construction Start: October 2018
Manufacturing Start (Planned): April 2020
Main products Conductive and insulation pastes
First-year production plan Approximately 3.2 billion yen (from April 2020 through March 2021)

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