Nylon Intermediates, Specialty Materials and the Engineering Polymers segments make up the framework of INVISTA Intermediates.
At the core of INVISTA Intermediates are nylon chemical intermediates, which begin as “raw” or “ingredient” chemicals that are transformed through a series of steps in the manufacturing process. As an integrated supplier, INVISTA plays a role in many of these steps—from the intermediate, to polymer and to fiber or resin. INVISTA manufactures nylon 6,6 polymer from key nylon ingredients, such as adipic acid, adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethylenediamine (HMD). INVISTA is a world leader in ADN manufacturing technology, with one of the most cost-effective and efficient ADN technologies in use today.
INVISTA Specialty Materials serves diverse markets not only with its nylon intermediates, but also with its specialty chemicals and polyester intermediates. With products—like TERATHANE® polyether glycol, FLEXISOLV® solvent solutions, DYTEK® idea intermediates, TERATE® polyols, C12™ intermediates, OXYCLEAR® barrier resin, POLYCLEAR® PET and POLYSHIELD® resin—INVISTA offers value-adding solutions to customers. Specialty chemicals are used in a variety of applications: apparel, carpeting, polyurethanes, transportation, coatings, adhesives, building materials, pharmaceutical intermediates, cleaning solutions, fragrances and printing inks. Polyester intermediates go into various end-use segments: rigid packaging, technical fibers, textiles and film.
As the world’s largest producer of nylon 6,6 polymer*, INVISTA is building an ever-growing product portfolio of engineering polymers and expanding its polymer production capabilities across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. INVISTA Engineering Polymers offers customers high-quality, nylon (polyamide) products for automotive, electrical, consumer electronics, white goods and sporting goods applications. Staffed with local expertise around the globe, INVISTA Engineering Polymers provides technical advice and support, as well as an experienced marketing team to work closely with its customers to identify innovative product applications.
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*According to a 2012 capacity report from the PCI Nylon Yellowbook