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Invista expands Nylon Polymer Plant capacity


Invista Nylon Chemicals (China) has expanded capacity of its 40,000-ton per year nylon 6.6 polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) to 190,000 tons annually. As per Sourcing Journal, this is Invista’s fourth continuous polymerization line at SCIP, where the company now has 30,000-ton per year autoclaves and 160,000-tons annual continuous process nylon 6.6 polymer capacity.

The company is also developing an ADN plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park that will deploy the company’s most-advanced, energy-efficient ADN technology in China. The plant will integrate with Invista’s existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon and other specialty materials, such as high performance polyamides and polyurethane coatings, in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, Invista brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6.6 and recognized brands, including Stainmaster, Cordura and Antron.