Wichita, Kansas -- Koch Industries Inc. subsidiary Invista announced 26 August that it has resolved a legal dispute with Frontech Inc. and Frontech's owner, Ming Wan, about use of Invista's proprietary technology to manufacture butanediol (BDO).
Invista claimed that Frontech and Wan had misused confidential information related to Invista's proprietary 1,4 butanediol (BDO) technology.
As part of this resolution, Invista said, Frontech has bought a license for use of certain parts of Invista's BDO technology in two recent projects in China: the Shaanxi BDO Chemical Industry Co. project and the Yunnan Yunwei Chemical Refining Ltd project.
Frontech utilised Hualu Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd's design services for both projects.
Invista said Frontech's license to use Invista's proprietary BDO technology "is exclusively limited to these two projects in China."
Invista is a major integrated producer of polymers and fibres, primarily for nylon, spandex polyurethane fibres and polyester applications, with a business presence in over 20 countries.