INVISTA continues to make progress on its planned 400,000-ton adiponitrile (ADN) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). This USD 1.2bn (8.4 bn RMB) investment will help meet the growing demand for nylon 6,6 chemical intermediates in China and the Asia Pacific region.
In January, the project obtained Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval and Safety Condition Review approval. Detailed engineering and procurement on the project are well underway. INVISTA plans to begin construction on the project this year and start production in 2022.
When complete, INVISTA’s new ADN plant will integrate with its existing HMD and polymer facilities to directly supply domestic customers with the key building blocks to produce nylon 6,6 and other high-value products in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region. These products are used for the automobile industry, electrical & electronic industry, and many other consumer and industrial applications.
INVISTA’s latest ADN technology brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability, and reduced capital intensity compared to existing technologies.