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 - By the end of this year, we will have a new ISO Class 7 pilot production environment in addition to the existing ISO Class 7 cleanroom.
Dielectrics celebrates its 58th anniversary with continued family ownership and management.