INVISTA Performance Surfaces & Materials invests more than $14 million in R&D
Leads the way for improved assets, next-generation nylon and products with sustainable attributes
INVISTA Performance Surfaces & Materials is adding to its research and development capabilities with more than $14 million in capital investments at its nylon fiber manufacturing facilities in Camden, S.C.; Dalton, Ga.; and Kingston, Ontario, Canada (which was previously announced). Start-up is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year.
According to INVISTA, these investments will help them create products that can be produced with less energy and include more recycled and renewable content.
In addition, the investment is expected to help INVISTA carry on its tradition of bringing new products and applications to the residential and commercial flooring markets with continuously improved aesthetics and performance, as well as light industrial nylon fibers with improved functionality. These are expected to be achieved with reduced innovation cycle-time.
“INVISTA Performance Surfaces & Materials plans to forge ahead in its efforts to differentiate our branded and premium product offerings -- including STAINMASTER® carpet, ANTRON® carpet fiber, and nylon 6,6 airbag fiber -- from the rest of the market by introducing innovations and new products,” said Dan Stone, INVISTA president, Performance Surfaces & Materials. “These investments show our continued commitment to delivering value to our customers through our global brands and products that they widely recognize and trust.”
Linda R. Morin