And more capacity of upstream products is on schedule for 2022.
INVISTA expands capacity of PA66 in China’s Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), the company said.
The company has added 40,000 ton/year of nylon 66 (PA66) to its existing plant. And this takes the total to 190,000 ton/year.
“This new polymer capacity is part of INVISTA‘s strategic investments to supply the strong local and regional demand,” said Angela Dou, the company’s regional director.
In addition to the new PA66 production, INVISTA is also building upstream capacity in SCIP. This project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Construction is underway to build a 215,000 ton/year plant of hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and a 400,000 ton/year plant of adiponitrile (ADN) plant.
PA66’s downstream markets included fibers and automotive components, such as “under the hood” parts.