INVISTA China ADN project receives final construction permit

The INVISTA Nylon Chemicals (China) Co., Ltd., adiponitrile (ADN) project at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) has received its final construction permit, which allows construction across the entire facility. Construction has been progressing well for several months in part of the plant and will now commence in the remaining areas.
The project footprint will continue to quickly evolve with initial structural steel on schedule to be installed later this year and process equipment installation anticipated to begin in January. 
“We truly appreciate the strong support from the Shanghai Municipal Government, SCIP, other partners and our employees that has helped us reach this milestone,” said Kyle Redinger, vice president, INVISTA Nylon Intermediates Asia Pacific. “We’re proud to share that we remain on track to start ADN production at SCIP in 2022.” 
This 400,000-ton/year plant will deploy INVISTA’s most-advanced, energy-efficient ADN technology in China to satisfy the strong, local demand for ADN, an intermediate ingredient used in the production of nylon 6,6 and other high-value products. When complete, the new ADN plant will integrate with INVISTA’s existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon 6,6 and other specialty materials, such as high performance polyamides and polyurethane coatings, in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region. These products are used for the automobile industry, electrical & electronic industry and many other consumer and industrial applications—contributing to the overall quality of life by enabling lightweight, heat-resistant, and durable designs.

The ADN project at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park is being constructed by INVISTA Nylon Chemicals (China) Co., Ltd., an INVISTA company. From the fibers in your carpet to the plastic in your automobiles, INVISTA’s commitment to continuous improvement has led its employees to develop some of the most durable, versatile polymers and fibers in the world. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®. INVISTA also offers specialty chemical intermediates and process technologies.