Invista is upgrading its manufacturing technology and increasing production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6.6 fibers and plastics.
The new technology brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity, compared to existing technologies.
Invista has received strong interest from customers and others in the value chain seeking to participate in building a new ADN plant in China.
As the world’s leading supplier for ADN, Invista supports growth and innovation in the nylon industry by continually investing in research and development, including the continued improvement of its ADN technology.
Invista, based in the United States, is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers, fibers, fabrics, resins, chemical intermediates, and specialty chemicals for commercial, residential, automotive, and industrial customers. The company offers premium fibers and fabrics for apparel, swimwear, active wear, denim, sweaters, and leg wear; carpet fiber for commercial carpet, as well as carpet and rugs for home; automotive flooring, airbags, and upholstery products; and products for applications, such as daypacks, outdoor gear, luggage, and outdoor wear.
It also provides polymers and plastics, nylon polymers, and engineering polymers; chemical intermediates for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications.