INVISTA (previously DuPont Textiles & Interiors) has awarded Aker Kvaerner the engineering services contract for the expansion of its nylon 66 fibre plant in Gloucester, UK. AK Process, part of the Aker Kvaerner Group, will be undertaking the front end and detail engineering services for the expansion of spinning facilities which produce the high tenacity fibre used in the manufacture of safety airbags for the Automobile industry and other nylon speciality markets. The new expansion is to support the rapid growth in the side airbag market. The project, worth just over GBP 1 million to Aker Kvaerner, starts immediately and is scheduled for completion in November 2004. The original project involved the dismantling and relocation of spinning machines and installation of other associated support services from a factory in Germany to INVISTA’s (then DuPont’s) Gloucester factory in the UK.
Nylon fibre plant in UK
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