Invista has planned to expand its production capacity of nylon 6,6 polymer from its current capacity of 150,000-ton to 190,000 ton by adding 40,000 tons at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) by 2020. The construction of the expansion project is scheduled for mid-2019 and production is scheduled to start in 2020.
Pete Brown, vice president of nylon polymer, INVISTA, said, “We are continuing to make strategic investments to best meet our customers’ needs. In looking at our forecast for the future growth of the nylon 6,6 polymer market, we see increased demand in Asia and are expanding our capacity to meet that demand.” He added, “We’ve invested more than $1 billion in the nylon 6,6 value chain in the past five years, have recently committed to investing $1 billion more and are continuing to evaluate the market for additional opportunities in the future.”
Invista, in line with its expansion strategy, has also planned other plants for creating additional capacity in the nylon 6,6 value chain, which includes: New adiponitrile (ADN) plant announced for China by 2023, additional ADN capacity resulting from retrofits of Invista’s latest ADN technology at Butachimie, Invista’s joint venture with Solvay in France in 2019; Invista’s Victoria, Texas, site, targeted for 2020 and ADN production records at Invista’s Orange, Texas, site. Invista also has a 215,000-ton hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant at SCIP.
Invista’s products can be found in items of daily life like clothing, carpets, cars and computers and many others. The company is known for its popular brand names LYCRA, STAINMASTER, COOLMAX, and CORDURA. The company has been discovering solutions and developing products for the benefits of millions of people around the globe.