Stepan Company purchases aromatic polyester polyol business from INVISTA

INVISTA has sold its aromatic polyester polyol business to Stepan Company, effective Jan. 29, 2021. The transaction includes sites in Wilmington, North Carolina; and Vlissingen, the Netherlands; as well as the Terate® brand. 

INVISTA retains ownership of its nylon businesses and related brands. This includes INVISTA’s world-leading nylon 6,6 intermediates, nylon polymer and fiber businesses. 

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. See the bigger picture at