Invista Breaks Ground on Shanghai ADN Plant
Kennesaw, GA, June 19, 2020-Invista Nylon Chemicals (China) Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai on June 16, to officially mark the start of construction on its 400,000- ton/year adiponitrile (ADN) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP).
This more than $1 billion USD investment will help meet the growing demand for nylon 6,6 chemical intermediates in China and the Asia Pacific region.
This plant will deploy Invista’s most-advanced, energy-efficient ADN technology in China to satisfy the strong, local demand for ADN, an intermediate ingredient used in the production of nylon 6,6. When complete, the new ADN plant will integrate with Invista’s existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon 6,6 and other high- value products in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region. These products are used for the automobile industry, electrical and electronic industry and many other consumer and industrial applications-contributing to the overall quality of life by enabling lightweight, heat-resistant, and durable designs. Invista anticipates ADN production from the new plant to start in 2022.