02/15/2013

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Invista: New polyamide salt facility in the Netherlands starts production

Invista started production at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company's polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company's European fiber and plastic customers through its integrated supply chain.

"The addition of a salt facility in Rozenburg will provide our customers a security of upstream, local supply, while further improving our responsiveness to market needs,” said Kurt Burmeister, executive vice president, Invista Engineering Polymers. "With our ability to produce salt, polymer and compounded products in our own European facilities, Invista can develop new products to meet those needs.”

The polymer manufactured at Invista's Rozenburg site is used in applications such as air bags, tires and car parts; residential and commercial carpets; functional activewear for hiking, cycling and running; and intimate apparel and hosiery.

Invista's Engineering Polymers business provides reinforced and unreinforced polyamide polymer under its TORZEN® brand to plastics manufacturers. The business recently acquired a polyamide compounding and recycling facility in Born, the Netherlands.