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At INVISTA, our vision for corporate charitable investment aligns with Koch Industries’: To advance equal rights, openness and progress through mutual benefit and the belief that all people are capable of extraordinary things. We do this by creating the best possible work environment where all people can develop their unique talents and abilities, enabling them to transform their lives and communities.
Being a good neighbor in the communities where our facilities are rooted is critical to our success as an organization. But more than that, it’s simply how we choose to do business. Because, for our employees, these towns and cities aren’t just names on a map – they’re home. And that makes them home to us, too, so we make it a point to serve the communities in which we live and operate.
We are managed in accordance with Koch’s Market-Based Management® philosophy and Stewardship Framework, which are based on proven principles of human progress and a deep appreciation for the dignity of every individual. This provides guidance on how we approach inclusion and diversity, with a focus on individuals and bottom-up solutions. Our eight MBM® Guiding Principles set the expectation that all employees will act with honesty, integrity and respect. Consistent with these Principles, we recognize and treat employees with fairness, impartiality, awareness and sensitivity.
"This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first commercial production of adiponitrile (ADN) from butadiene via hydrocyanation—a process innovation that resulted in a more cost-effective way to produce higher quality nylon 6,6," said Wendell Tilley, INVISTA Orange site manager. "That process innovation took place at our site in Orange, Texas, and the facility has continued to be the home of ADN technology improvements over the years, including to our latest ADN technology that was developed here and then first deployed at our site six years ago."READ MORE
Today, INVISTA Nylon Chemicals (China) Co. announced plans to establish its new Asia Innovation Center in Shanghai, with the inauguration ceremony held at Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) today. As its first R&D center for nylon 6,6 application development in Asia, the project, with an investment of more than 95 million RMB ($15 million USD), marks the company’s next milestone in growing the nylon 6,6 value chain in China and will allow INVISTA to advance innovation to better meet evolving customer demands across the region.READ MORE
Construction on the adiponitrile (ADN) retrofit project at INVISTA’s site in Victoria, Texas, continues on schedule with one of the modified process areas nearing completion. We anticipate all pre-turnaround construction will be completed later this year, and the final tie-ins are to be installed during a regularly scheduled maintenance outage in early 2021 with additional ADN coming online at that time.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.The construction team, following COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and local authorities, is employing innovative ways to help maintain the health and safety of the project workforce during the pandemic.READ MORE