USA: Plant Engineering Invista Concludes Technology Upgrade at Victoria ADN Plant

Editor: Ahlam Rais

As part of the plant’s maintenance turnaround, Invista recently completed the technology upgrade of its Victoria plant in Texas, USA with the most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology. The move is expected to increase ADN production and further support growth in downstream nylon 6,6 applications.

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Invista's Victoria site in Texas, USA will manage a controlled start-up and ramp-up of ADN production.
Invista's Victoria site in Texas, USA will manage a controlled start-up and ramp-up of ADN production.
(Source: Invista)

Kansas/USA – Invista has completed its project to bring the company’s most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology to its site in Victoria, Texas, USA on schedule, as part of the site’s regularly planned maintenance turnaround. The site will manage a controlled start-up and ramp-up of ADN production.

“We’re pleased this ADN retrofit will bring additional production capacity online in Victoria and are looking forward to how this will support growth in downstream nylon 6,6 applications,” said Bill Greenfield, president, Invista Intermediates.

ADN is a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibers and plastics used in industries like automotive production, electronics and electrical connectors. Applications also include automotive airbag fiber, specialty apparel fibers and high-performance coatings.

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Invista's latest ADN technology has also been deployed at its site in Orange, Texas; at Butachimie in France (owned 50 per cent by Invista and 50 per cent by BASF), and will be deployed at its ADN plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China, which is targeted to begin production in 2022. This technology brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity, compared to existing technologies.

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