INVISTA announced today that its $30-million expansion in small-lot equipment specifically for solution-dyed nylon 6,6 bulk continuous filament (BCF) fiber production will become fully operational in the coming weeks. The launch will be officially commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in July 2018 at the manufacturing facility in Camden, SC.
The investment directly supports INVISTA’s commitment to the growth of the Antron® brand and the Lumena™ fiber portfolio that serves solution-dyed BCF nylon commercial markets globally.
“The new technology will expand our capability to continue offering high quality solution dyed nylon fiber solutions, while improving our ability to meet the needs of our customers,” said Kip Kimball, Vice President of Global Commercial Solutions and Home Textiles.
INVISTA developed this innovative, proprietary small-lot technology by working closely with equipment manufacturer, Truetzschler. “We are excited to partner with INVISTA to deliver highest quality of BCF extrusion technology, contributing to an important expansion for their business,” said Dr. Dirk Burger, CEO of the Truetzschler Group.
About the Antron® Brand
When durability meets design-ability, the possibilities are endless. Architects, interior designers and facility managers specify Antron® carpet fiber because of the superior type 6,6 nylon. It allows carpet to stand up to wear and tear – looking newer, longer. The fiber’s structure helps resist staining and the innovative shape releases soil more easily. It is the foundation ingredient in over 800 original carpet styles from 17 trusted commercial carpet mills. Antron® carpet fiber allows for creative flexibility without sacrificing performance. All Antron® carpet fibers are third-party certified by SCS Global Services as Environmentally Preferable Products. www.antron.net or call 1-877-5ANTRON.
With about 3000 employees worldwide, and 150 employees in Charlotte NC, Trützschler is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturer. Trützschler specialises in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fiber industry. Production sites in Germany, India, China, Brazil, USA and Switzerland, as well as a number of service centres, provide customer proximity in the important textile processing areas. Since November 2012 Trützschler Man-Made Fibers in Switzerland is bundling decades of experience in development, design and construction of spinning lines for BCF as well as industrial yarns. American Truetzschler operates 365 X parts delivery and electrical and mechanical field service. www.truetzschler.com.
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, air bags and countless other everyday products. A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and headquartered in the United States, INVISTA has more than 50 locations around the world.