INVISTA Performance Materials business launches an applied technology laboratory for Asia Pacific
INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, has launched an applied technology laboratory at its Qingpu facility in Shanghai, benefiting INVISTA’s Performance Materials business in Asia Pacific.
The new laboratory—which opens on Nov. 5 2014—is designed to improve product development cycle time, offer enhanced technical service in the region, and ultimately to provide innovative solutions to customers working with INVISTA.
The new facilities will allow performance testing and analysis of advanced textiles and polymers used in airbags and in products sold under the CORDURA® and DACRON® brands in the Asia Pacific market.
In addition to basic testing, technicians will be better able to examine many other properties such as flexibility, wear resistance, breathability and aging. This is intended to give INVISTA a clearer understanding of specific textile performance and innovation needs for the Asian market.
In the field of automotive safety the lab is designed to extend INVISTA’s knowledge of airbag fiber and fabric demands, accelerating cooperation with customers in product innovation, development and qualification.
“The automobile, performance apparel and home textile industries have been developing rapidly in China,” said Jeff Brown, executive vice president, INVISTA Performance Materials. “This new lab will significantly improve the efficiency of our overall service to customers in China and Asia Pacific—supporting fiber and fabric innovation and speeding the introduction of new products to the market.”
About DACRON® brand
As one of the longest polyester fiber brands in the world, DACRON® brand markets high-end fiberfill ranging from soft and down-like to firm and bulky pillows, comforters, mattress pads, furniture and insulation, etc. The DACRON® brand is owned by INVISTA. The brand was founded in 1959 in the USA with the launch of fillings for furniture. Since then DACRON® fiberfill technology is applied in furniture batting to bedding products. For more than 50 years, DACRON® brand has been introduced across the globe. Today, DACRON® brand is known for quality, innovation, technology and durability. For more information, visit DACRON.com.
About CORDURA® brand
INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable Fabrics™. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA. For more information, visit CORDURA.com.
INVISTA Public Affairs, China