Invista expands global polyols capacity
Invista announced that it is expanding capacity at its polyols manufacturing facilities. According to the company, it will install a new reactor at its Terate aromatic polyester polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This investment is in addition to recently achieved capacity increases at its facility in Wilmington, NC, USA, the company said. No details on the production capacities were disclosed.
“This is a very exciting time to join the Invista Polyols team,” said Ariel Felice, who was recently appointed as Vice President of Invista Specialty Intermediates. “This investment will not only provide additional capacity in North America and Europe, but will also better align our production capability with the increasing demand from our customers. Our continuing growth is driven by our product developments and collaborative innovation with our customers. By experimenting with our Terate HT technology alongside our customers, we are discovering performance improvements in key foam attributes such as long-term thermal resistance and R-value stability at low temperatures.”
According to Invista, Terate aromatic polyester polyols allow formulation flexibility in achieving the range of physical and flammability properties required of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams. Terate HT polyols are said to offer further advances in burn performance, ease of processing and efficiency in rigid foam manufacture. This product line can be used in a variety of applications including flex-faced boardstock, metal-faced sandwich panels, spray foam, and bunstock foam.
Headquartered in the USA, Invista operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees.