Our History

1954 - The company was founded for the purpose of building Radio Frequency (RF) welding equipment.  We operated out of a converted house on Cochran Street in Chicopee Falls.  During the late Fifties, the company's primary focus evolved into manufacturing RF sealed products.

1961 - As the company outgrew the modest Cochran Street location, Dielectrics moved to larger facilities on East Street where we soon partnered with Polaroid Corporation and helped pioneer a new generation of instant photo identification products. 

1971 - Dielectrics moved to a modern plant at 6 Second Avenue in Chicopee.  During this time, the company initiated formal quality systems which allowed us to service the needs of a more sophisticated client base.  

1978 - Dielectrics made the move to its current facility located at 300 Burnett Road in Chicopee.  The first Fortune 500 companies were starting to recognize Dielectrics as a "problem solving" company as it relates to welding and bonding thermoplastic materials.  Dielectrics became a specialist in converting polyurethanes and other thermoplastic materials into more technologically advanced products.

 
1983 - Dielectrics expanded by adding another 50,000 square feet and continued to add new products as well as R&D capabilities. Consumer products for leading companies like Johnson and Johnson and Reebok helped improve and formalize Dielectrics' quality systems, development capabilities and manufacturing expertise.
 

 

1990 - A Joint Venture with a European medical device manufacturer further enhanced our commitment to medical products resulting in  new Class 7 and 8 manufacturing areas. The company continued to build its technology platform and IP portfolio. Significant additional investments were made in R&D staffing and prototyping laboratories.

 

2005 - Dielectrics began Far East manufacturing in  Xiamen, China.  We initially transferred consumer products and subsequently qualified selected medical product lines.

2010 - Dielectrics added an additional 5,700 square feet of ISO Class 8 cleanroom space and a new metrology laboratory in response to the growing demands of the medical device market.


2011 - To complement the existing cleanroom environments, the company expanded and upgraded one of its existing ISO Class 8 cleanrooms allowing for increased capacity. 

 

Dielectrics celebrates its 59th anniversary with continued family ownership and management.