dewal 40 years

1974 – The Beginning of the Road

DeWAL Industries opened its doors, in 1974 to process PTFE resin into film that was seen as the best-made product on the market. Established by Hugo DiClemente and Edward Walsh, two pioneers of the PTFE industry, they embarked on a continuation of a relationship that began 20 years earlier. The company, originally located in an old mill complex in Hope, RI, employed 3 people. Today DeWAL has grown to over 150 employees in its current location in Narragansett, RI. Hugo and Ed wanted to keep their success in the family and today, DeWAL is run by their 4 sons: David & Warren DiClemente along with Eric & Ned Walsh. The business started by processing high quality skived PTFE thin films and later added the capabilities to manufacture skived UHMW-PE films. Over the 35+ years since the beginning in 1974, DeWAL has stayed in the forefront of technology in the fluoropolymer products markets. We not only skive the highest quality PTFE and UHMW films, we also offer a wide array of Pressure Sensitive Tapes, extruded / unsintered PTFE films along with highly technical Expanded PTFE as well as Porous PTFE and UHMW products in a wide range of industries. Over this time DeWAL has never lost focus on the products that the company started with and is considered an industry leader in thin skived film technology. DeWAL Industries is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company, focused on “High Quality Products” and “Innovative Solutions”. Everyone in the DeWAL family of employees is committed to help our customers compete in the ever-growing competitive world market.

2014 – Celebrating 40 Years in Business

A Very Successful Company
DeWAL continues to provide the highest quality skived thin PTFE films, ranging from 0.0005″ to 0.062″ thick and widths up to 50″. Our UHMW-PE skived films are unsurpassed by any on the market and range from 0.003″ to 0.062″ thick and widths up to 55″.
We supply a wide variety of Pressure Sensitive Tapes that are made from our PTFE and UHMW films, along with other substrates like PTFE coated fiberglass fabric, polyimide, FEP and polyester. We also have one of the most comprehensive offerings employed in the Plasma and Flame Spray markets which are combinations of glass fabric, aluminum foil and silicone rubber.

Some of our newer technologies include extruded (unsintered) PTFE films, expanded (ePTFE) PTFE films, porous PTFE and UHMW films and specialty laminates. Many of these products find their applications in the Wire & Cable Industry.
As it was in the beginning, and is today, our goal is to provide our customers solutions to their most demanding engineering problems.

The markets we serve are: Aerospace, Automotive, General Industrial, Electronics, Semiconductor, Composite Manufacturing and more.

Modern Solutions For Today
Today, DeWAL is an industry leader in all of the products offered and we continue to develop new products that help our customers solve those demanding applications that are driven by our ever expanding new technologies.