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.
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.
2012/2013 - Dielectrics expanded further by building a fourth ISO Class 7 cleanroom and new R&D and pilot production areas. The company continued executing on its strategy to design and manufacture finished medical devices. Additionally, Dielectrics' quality system became JGMP compliant for required products exporting to Japan.
Dielectrics celebrates its 60th anniversary with continued family ownership and management.