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Invista Expands Nylon 6,6 Polymer Production

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Invista's nylon 6,6 polymer plant at Scip.
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Invista's nylon 6,6 polymer plant at Scip. (Source: Invista)

Invista plans to add 40,000 tons of nylon 6,6 polymer capacity at its current 150,000-ton polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). Construction is targeted for mid-2019 and production would begin in 2020.

Shanghai/China — Pete Brown, Invista vice president of nylon polymer, said that the company predicts increased demand in for nylon 6,6 polymer in Asia and would expand its capacity to meet that demand.

This project aligns with other recent announcements regarding additional capacity in the nylon 6,6 value chain such as a new adiponitrile (ADN) plant announced for China by 2023, an additional ADN capacity resulting from retrofits of the latest ADN technology at Butachimie, a joint venture with Solvay in France in 2019; and at Invista's’s Victoria, Texas, site, targeted for 2020.

The manufacturer invested more than $ 1 billion in the nylon 6,6 value chain in the past five years, and has recently committed to investing $ 1 billion more.

Invista also has a 215,000-ton hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant at SCIP.

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