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Invista expands nylon polymer capacity in China

Invista will add to its nylon 6,6 polymer capacity in China. The plan is to add 40,000 tons of nylon 6,6 polymer capacity. The current capacity is 1,50,000 tons. US-based, is a chemical intermediates, polymers and fiber business. Construction is targeted for mid-2019 and production is set to begin in 2020.

Invista has additional plans. These include: a new adiponitrile (ADN) plant for China by 2023 as well as additional ADN capacity resulting from retrofits of Invista’s latest ADN technology in France by 2019. ADN expansion is also a theme at Invista’s plant in Texas, where additional capacity will be introduced by 2020.

Adiponitrile, an organic compound, is an important precursor to the polymer nylon-6,6. The company is continuing to make strategic investments to best meet customers’ needs. The forecast for the future growth of the nylon 6,6 polymer market sees an increased demand in Asia and Invista is expanding its capacity to meet that demand.

With leading brands including Lycra, Coolmax and Cordura, Invista is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fiber. The company’s technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, air bags and other everyday products.