United States-based Invista recently celebrated the startup of additional capacity at its super
high-tenacity nylon 6,6 airbag fiber facility in Shanghai. The facility opened in 2008, and the
capacity increase doubles production to more than 20 kilotons of fiber annually.
To mark the occasion, the company held a ceremony with senior leaders of the Shanghai Qingpu
District Government and the Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Zone in attendance along with Invista
representatives including Jeff Brown, executive vice president, Invista Performance Surfaces &
“On the sixth day of the sixth month, we are pleased to celebrate doubling the size of our
Anlon nylon 6,6 air bag fiber manufacturing facility,” said Brown. “This is now the largest
facility of its kind in Asia, and we are pleased to share the celebration with so many
Invista has other investment commitments including building a nylon 6,6 polymer facility at
the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The company signed a Land Reservation Agreement with the
Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Co. in May 2013. The land is next to planned Invista
hexamethylene diamine and adiponitrile facilities, and the reservation agreement moves the company
closer to its goal of establishing an integrated nylon 6,6 polymer facility in China.