3rd October 2013, Wichita, KA/Edinburgh
Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, will work together with Ingenza, a leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, in order to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals.
“Invista believes biotechnology has the potential to significantly improve the cost and availability of several chemicals and raw materials that are used to produce its current products,” said Warren Primeaux, President of Invista Intermediates.
“We see Ingenza’s capabilities as very complementary to our own and are pleased to announce this extended collaboration.”
Ian Fotheringham, President of Ingenza commented: “This exciting partnership with Invista brings together two innovative, global leading companies that could establish a new generation of transformational bio-manufacturing technologies for industrial chemicals and polymers.”
The collaboration is expected to leverage Invista’s capabilities in biotechnology and catalysis, and knowledge of the chemicals industry, and Ingenza’s synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology capabilities for the development of new, bio-derived routes to industrial chemicals.
Ingenza is an industrial biotechnology company based in Roslin, Edinburgh. The company has a broad customer base within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, feed and fuel industries where it applies its proprietary synthetic biology to manufacture industrial products.
Invista is one of the largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibres, with leading brands including Lycra, Coolmax, Cordura, Stainmaster and Antron.
The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, Invista operates in more than 20 countries.