Terate® HT polyols expands production to meet global demand
INVISTA Specialty Materials will make another investment at its Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, manufacturing site to expand its global Terate® HT polyols production capacity. The latest investment—expected to be complete by January 2014—will better serve the market as more North American customers are sourcing these products and the company makes the HT line available for global customers. By offering its Terate® HT polyols product line to customers in Europe and Asia, INVISTA will better meet the growing global demand for high-performing polyols.
“Our customers’ preference for our innovative Terate® HT polyols highlights the value created with this new product line,” said Bill Trowell, global business director of Terate® polyols. “Their strong response for these polyols that delivers improved substrate adhesion and ease of processing in rigid foam manufacturing demonstrates how INVISTA’s Terate® HT brand brings innovation to this market space.”
In August 2012, INVISTA announced that it would invest in both the Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, and Vlissingen, Netherlands, sites to boost global production of its Terate® HT polyols product line. Investments at both sites were completed and successfully commissioned last year.
INVISTA also unveiled a new brand identity for its Terate® polyols product line. The updated brand will communicate the benefits of the company’s newer HT polyols technology.
“As we’ve made investments during the past six months, it has become clear that the Terate® polyols product line has evolved to meet a wider range of customer needs, and this new image represents our ability to adapt to these changing needs,” said Trowell. “What hasn’t changed is our customers’ desire for products and services that support their growth objectives while solving problems. Our updated brand represents our continued commitment toward leadership in this category.”
Terate.INVISTA.com provides a snapshot of the brand’s benefits. The full website will be unveiled later this summer.
Terate® HT polyols offer advances in ease of processing and efficiency in rigid foam manufacture, as well as improved adhesion to various substrates, including cold adhesion for spray applications. At the same time, rigid foams containing Terate® HT polyols retain many of the differentiated performance features of INVISTA’s traditional polyols offerings including high compressive strengths, high weight retention and high volume retention in fire and smoke testing.