Volume 87 Issue 17 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 27, 2009

Invista Scales Back Nylon Intermediates

Department: Business

Fibers producer Invista will end production of adipic acid and hexamethylenediamine, both nylon 6,6 intermediates, at its plant in Maitland, Ontario, by the end of the year. The move will eliminate about 240 of 400 jobs at the site. The plant also will stop making dibasic esters. It will continue to produce Dytek A amine, an intermediate used to make adhesives, curing agents, polyurethanes, and other chemicals. "The restructuring is necessitated in part . . .

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