News Releases - 2004 Archive
December 20, 2004
INVISTA Performance and Textile Fibers announced today a price increase of 10 percent on its high tenacity polyester fibers in North America effective January 17, 2005.
INVISTA Again Donates Climate Change Credits to Offset Emissions Produced by 2004 USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 9, 2004
INVISTA, the manufacturer of ANTRON® carpet fiber, will retire 10,704,000 pounds of climate change credits to offset emissions caused by energy use at the 2004 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Portland, Ore., Nov. 10-12, 2004. The credits represent a reduction from the INVISTA Sabine River Plant in Orange, Texas, equivalent to 5,352 tons of carbon dioxide.
INVISTA Carpet Reclamation Program Now Accepting Carpet from All Commercial Dealers
November 9, 2004
Recycling commercial carpet has become easier with the INVISTA Carpet Reclamation Center announcing it will accept carpet from all commercial dealers. "This fits with our environmental strategy," says Bobby Berrier, vice president - INVISTA commercial & transportation flooring. "ANTRON® carpet fiber has led the industry as an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP), and recycling is a key part of that effort."
Online Environmental Impact Calculator and Reclamation Calculator Important Tools on newsarchive.antron.invista.com
November 9, 2004
Two free tools provided by ANTRON®, a leading carpet fiber brand in the INVISTA family of brands, allows carpet specifiers to quantify the benefits of specifying carpet constructed of ANTRON® nylon, an Environmentally Preferable Product.
New TERATHANE® Glycols Business Team Brings Sharper Focus on Innovations for the End-User
October 27, 2004
INVISTA Specialty Intermediates has strengthened its TERATHANE® business team to continue delivering value to their customer by focusing on the needs of the market it serves. The new team has more than 80 years collective experience in the chemical intermediates business with extensive experience in trade and consumer branding, business development and application development.
Utilities Using DBA in Scrubbers Save Millions in Annual SO2 Compliance Costs
October 7, 2004
The use of organic diacid additives to Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) unit scrubbers can significantly reduce emissions control costs and put money in your pocket. It is well known that utilities burning high-sulfur coal can use diacids to help reduce SO2 emissions to allowance levels. However, what several utilities have discovered is that just getting into compliance may not be as economical as overscrubbing and selling emissions credits. With the current value of SO2 emission credits at over $400 per ton, the potential value of SO2 credits gained through efficiency improvements from organic diacid use can easily exceed $2 million annually.
INVISTA Expansion - First Under New Ownership - Further Strengthens Company's Position as World's Leading Spandex Producer
September 10, 2004
Today, INVISTA announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new production facility in Foshan, Guangdong, Province of China. This expansion will continue to position the company as the world's largest producer of branded and generic spandex in the world.
INVISTA Announces High Tenacity Polyester Price Increase
September 8, 2004
INVISTA Performance Fibers announced today a price increase of 10 percent on its high tenacity polyester fibers in North America effective October 1, 2004. The increase will affect several markets including industrial webbing and seatbelts, coated and laminated fabrics, and cordage. New pricing is necessary to help offset increasing raw material, transportation and energy costs that continue to impact INVISTA's polyester fiber business.
Cordura® Pack Wins Red Dot Award
August 4, 2004
The Air Balance II pack by Jack Wolfskin won the “red dot: best of the best” award in the category Leisure, Sports, Wellness and Caravaning. The red dot award is a prestigious European design award and an international seal of quality for outstanding design. Jack Wolfskin selected Cordura® fabric for the pack because it’s exceptionally lightweight and durable.
INVISTA's New PolyShield™ Barrier Resin Meets All Specifications of European Union Directive for Direct Contact with Beer
July 20, 2004
WICHITA, Kan. July 20, 2004. INVISTA, a leading manufacturer of PET and nylon, polymers and resins, announced today that it received a Letter of Opinion from legal counsel confirming that PolyShield™, its new barrier resin, is suited for use in food packaging applications in direct contact with beer in Germany and, hence the European Union.
INVISTA's New Lacquer Stripper for Cleaning Has Unique Environmental Attributes
July 16, 2004
INVISTA Specialty Intermediates has introduced DBETM-LVP for cost-effective maintenance of brass, aluminum, steel and other metal surfaces in commercial buildings and other indoor environments. The product is available directly from INVISTA or through authorized distributors.
New Antron® Fiber Color Offerings Introduced at NeoCon
June 14, 2004
Antron®, a leading carpet fiber brand in the INVISTA family of brands, introduced today 23 fresh, new Antron Lumena® solution dyed nylon colors and the second annual Color Point of View, continuing its progressive achievements in color and styling. The new offerings increase the color and styling options Antron provides designers as the industry leader in innovation.
New Online Environmental Impact Calculator and Reclamation Calculator Available on newsarchive.antron.invista.com
June 14, 2004
At NeoCon 2004, Antron®, a leading carpet fiber brand in the INVISTA family of brands, will demonstrate its Environmental Impact Calculator, an online tool to quantify the benefits of specifying carpet constructed of Antron® nylon, an Environmentally Preferable Product. The tool will help carpet specifiers, including architects, designers and facility managers, define their success in selecting materials that have a reduced effect on the environment and set a benchmark for industry standards. Also demonstrated will be the Antron® Carpet Reclamation Calculator, which quantifies the environmental benefits of the INVISTA Carpet Reclamation Program.
Total Cost of Ownership Calculator Shows Specifiers How to Improve their Bottom-Line
June 14, 2004
Today, Antron®, a leading carpet fiber brand in the INVISTA family of brands, launches the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator, a new online tool for carpet specifiers that calculates the potential maintenance cost savings associated with using a carpet made of Antron® carpet fiber.
Carpet Mills Showcase Products Featuring Antron(R) carpet fiber at NeoCon
June 14, 2004
As a demonstration of the unlimited color and style possibilities of Antron® carpet fiber, partner mills are introducing more than 123 new styles at NeoCon this year. The number is a five percent increase from last year, indicating Antron® carpet fiber remains a top choice for mills looking to create innovative products for the marketplace.
Antron® and INVISTA Reclamation Program Continue Commitment to Sustainability
June 2, 2004
INVISTA, makers of Antron® carpet fiber, announced today that it will maintain its strong commitment to the INVISTA Reclamation Program, the first facility of its type to be independently certified as a carpet reclamation and processing facility.
INVISTA LAUNCHES NEW NYLON INNOVATIONS FOR APPAREL
May 28, 2004
INVISTA, the world's largest integrated fibers company, has completed successful introductions of two new nylon products trials, and is now launching these product innovations to brand manufacturers and retailers for 2005 commercial programs.
INVISTA LAUNCHES 2004-2005 STYLE COLLECTION
May 19, 2004
INVISTA, (formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors) the world's leading fibers and intermediates business, today announced the launch of its 2004-2005 INVISTA style collection developed specifically for use by creative designers in the automotive industry.
INVISTA Announces Strategic Alliance with International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.
May 15, 2004
INVISTA, the world's largest integrated fibers company, and International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF), a leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, have announced a non-equity alliance.
Koch Subsidiaries Buy Fibers Unit from DuPont
April 30, 2004
DuPont and subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc. today finalized the sale of INVISTA, formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors, for $4.2 billion, including the assumption of debt and certain joint venture and equity interests covered under a non-binding letter of intent. Ownership will transfer at 5 p.m. EDT.