In Addition to its aliphatic and aromatic polyols at its U.S. facility in Wilmington Invista operate also a production facility for aliphatic polyols in Vlissingen/The Netherlands.
Vlissingen/The Netherlands – Invista expands the production of its Terrin Aliphatic Polyols into Europe via its facility in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. The site produced its first commercial polyols in late 2014 and completed the requirements for Reach registration in Europe.
“By expanding production of the Terrin family of polyols into Europe and utilizing an existing Invista manufacturing facility, we are able to better serve the growing European demand for competitively priced products with sustainable content,” said Nadine de Vries, vice president of Terrin and Terate polyols for Invista Specialty Materials. In addition to its site in Vlissingen, Invista produces aliphatic (Terrin) and aromatic (Terate) polyols at its U.S. facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, which serves the North and South American markets.
Formulating polyurethane products
Terrin aliphatic polyester polyols contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled content—with some containing renewable content, as well. Formulators can use these polyols in lieu of or in combination with conventional polyether or polyester polyols to formulate a variety of polyurethane products.
“We continue to discover new ways customers can use our Terrin polyols,” said de Vries. “We’re currently collaborating with formulators to create value-added, cost-effective high resilience foams, spray coatings, adhesives, elastomeric resins and viscoelastic foams, just to name a few.”