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Invista Completes Nylon 6,6 Capacity Expansion in Shanghai

November 24/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Invista has completed its nylon 6,6 polymer capacity expansion at its polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), according to Kemicalinfo.

The company added a 40,000 ton per year capacity bringing the plants total capacity to 190,000-ton per year.

This new polymer capacity is part of Invista strategic investments to supply the strong local and regional demand for high-quality nylon products, said Angela Dou, Invistas Asia Pacific regional business director, nylon polymer.

We estimate China could become the worlds largest consumer of nylon 6,6 in the next few years - with many growth sectors, including an increased demand for engineering polymers used in automotive, electrical & engineering markets, such as light weighting, powertrain parts optimization, electrification, and automation.

This expansion is Invistas fourth continuous polymerization line at SCIP where the company now has 30,000-ton per year autoclaves and 160,000-ton per year continuous process nylon 6,6 polymer capacity.

Pete Brown, Invistas executive vice president, nylon polymer, added, The additional polymer capacity is another key element of Invistas integrated nylon 6,6 value chain at SCIP where we also have a 215,000-ton per year hexamethylenediamine (HMD) plant and a 400,000-ton per year adiponitrile (ADN) plant currently under construction.
The completion comes nearly two weeks after the companys ADN project at the SCIP secured a final construction permit.
Construction commenced this June. The new approval will enable the company to start construction work in the remaining areas. ADN is an intermediate ingredient used in the production of nylon 6,6.

As MRC reported previiously, in early November 2020, Invista and Hengli Petrochemical (Huizhou) reached agreement to license INVISTAs P8 PTA technology for two purified terephthalic acid (PTA) lines. These two lines will be installed at Xiachong, Daya Bay, Huizhou City, Guangdong province, China. The kick-off meeting was successfully concluded on October 23, 2020, between Hengli, Invista and CTCI (the engineering contractor).

PTA is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

As per MRC' ScanPlast, calculated consumption of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) reached 52,71o tonnes in September 2020, down 27% compared to the same time a year before. Total consumption of PET in Russia in the nine months of 2020 reached 530,750 tonnes, down 22% than the same indicator last year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, compounding, packaging, poliamid, Invista, Polyamide PA66, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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