As part of the agreement, Amcor will invest $4m to expand its glass tubing facility in Millville, New Jersey.

The expansion is slated to be ready for added production by fall of 2011 with the full production commencing in 2012.

Currently, Amcor has two full production lines in operation in New Jersey for Solyndra, with the expansion adding an additional three lines.

The company said that the expansion will result in a dedicated team to support Solyndra, including operations, quality control and future technical development.

The company said that forty new employees will be added to support the expansion for Solyndra once the full production begins.