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24th May 2018, Victoria, TX

$250M technology upgrade for Invista in Texas

Invista has announced it is entering the final design phase of a $250 million project at its Victoria site in Texas, to upgrade its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6.6 fibres and plastics. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019. 

“We’re proud to deploy our most advanced ADN technology here and expect this investment to further strengthen the Victoria site’s competitive position as a global leader in the manufacture of nylon intermediate chemicals,” said Bill Greenfield, president at Invista Intermediates.

The new technology, developed and already in use at Invista’s facility in Orange, Texas, brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity, compared to existing technologies. © INVISTA.The new technology, developed and already in use at Invista’s facility in Orange, Texas, brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity, compared to existing technologies. These improvements in performance have enabled the Orange facility to set production volume records since deployment in 2014, the company reports.

The investment in Victoria comes after an announcement last September, where Invista and its joint venture partner, Solvay, decided to deploy the technology at the Butachimie joint venture in France. Invista says it has also 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,” the company said in a statement today. The new ADN technology is the result of more than $40 million in research and development spanning four years on two continents.

 www.invista.com

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