Newark, Delaware - Invista's Specialty Materials business said 27 Nov that is has expanded its footprint by 20 percent at the company's 60 000-sq.ft (5574 sq.m) Applied Research Centre in Newark, Delaware. According to the company, the expansion provides space and resources to allow the Invista team to collaborate better with customers, develop new products and applications, and further improve existing products.
"Global demand for high-value products in customer applications continues to drive our business forward," said Bob Francois, president, Invista Specialty Materials, in the statement.
"Expanding our facilities at the Applied Research Centre will allow Invista to continue innovating and improving its proprietary technology platforms, as well as create real long-term value for our customers."
Invista's Specialty Materials business was built by identifying applications and developing chemistries using co-products from nylon and polyester chains as raw material.
For the polyurethanes sector it offers aromatic polyester polyols for rigid insulating foam. The group also the Terathane PTMEG intermediate for PU elastomers and thermoplastic PUs and the polyurethane fibre Lycra.
PIC: An Invista lab technician uses a rotary evaporator to remove solvent from a reaction mixture in Invista's new Applied Research Centre"