Invista To Boost Antron Lumena Production

Kennesaw, GA, Oct. 17, 2012 -- – Invista said it will invest $20 million across its North American manufacturing facilities.

The company's Surfaces business, which serves the residential and commercial carpet markets, will significantly increase production at its Camden, South Carolina, facility, where the majority of the newly announced investment is being made, Invista said.

The company said it also plans to enhance its overall flexibility. For instance, plans are underway to double the volume of Antron Lumena solution dyed nylon with TruBlend fiber technology and produce a new line of 895 denier nylon products for the commercial business.

The fiber, Invista said, contains a total of 30 percent post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content.

Invista also said it plans to enhance its color capabilities for those products.

This investment comes on the heels of significant capital projects recently installed at the company's Kingston, Ontario, facility for its industrial yarn R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

Given the increased capabilities for carpet fiber production at Camden and focus on industrial yarn development at Kingston, there will be a strategic reduction of carpet fiber production for Invista Surfaces business in Kingston during the coming years, the company said.