CHINA: Invista signs land reservation deal for Nylon 6,6 project in Shanghai

The land is adjacent to Invista's recently announced 215,000-t/y hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant and adiponitrile unit in Shanghai, scheduled to come on stream by mid-2015. This agreement marks Invista's next step as it continues to make progress on plans for an integrated nylon 6,6 facility in China.

"It is our intent to build a world-scale polymer facility in a timeframe that would align with our HMD project,” said Warren Primeaux, president of Invista Intermediates.

"We believe China's continued strong GDP growth will drive increasing demand for . . . products that can be enhanced by the use of nylon 6,6.”

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 20 May 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)