LONDON (GC Intelligence) — INVISTA, a US based integrated fiber, resin and intermediates company, moves another step closer towards construction of a new adiponitrile (ADN) plant in China.
In a recent press note, the company said that it had obtained Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval and Safety Condition Review approval for its ADN project in China.
This is a further step towards a project to build a 400,000 metric tons per year plant in China, at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP).
The investment will cost $1.2 billion USD (8.4 billion RMB), construction will start this year, and production of ADN will commence in 2022.
ADN is a vital intermediary product used for the production of nylon 66 (PA66).
The company said that the “new ADN plant will integrate with its existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon 6,6 .”