INVISTA completes technology upgrade in Victoria, Texas

INVISTA has completed its project to bring the company’s most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology to its site in Victoria, Texas, on schedule, as part of the site’s regularly planned maintenance turnaround.

The site will manage a controlled start-up and ramp-up of ADN production. 

“We’re pleased this ADN retrofit will bring additional production capacity online in Victoria and are looking forward to how this will support growth in downstream nylon 6,6 applications,” said Bill Greenfield, president, INVISTA Intermediates.

ADN is a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibers and plastics used in industries like automotive production, electronics and electrical connectors. Applications also include automotive airbag fiber, specialty apparel fibers and high-performance coatings.

INVISTA's latest ADN technology has also been deployed at its site in Orange, Texas; at Butachimie in France (owned 50 percent by INVISTA and 50 percent by BASF), and will be deployed at its ADN plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China, which is targeted to begin production in 2022. This technology brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity, compared to existing technologies.

About INVISTA
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.