INVISTA holds groundbreaking ceremony for ADN plant

29 June 2020

INVISTA Nylon Chemicals (China) Co., Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai to officially mark the start of construction on its 400,000-ton/year adiponitrile (ADN) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). This more than RMB 7bn (more than USD 1bn) investment will help meet the growing demand for nylon 6,6 chemical intermediates in China and the Asia Pacific region. 

Mr Wu Qing, the Member of the Standing Committee of Shanghai Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government congratulated INVISTA to reach this stage of development of the ADN project and stated that Shanghai Municipal Government would continue to support the project and look forward to 2022 when the ADN facility would come into use.

This plant will deploy INVISTA’s most-advanced, energy-efficient ADN technology in China to satisfy the strong, local demand for ADN, an intermediate ingredient used in the production of nylon 6,6. When complete, the new ADN plant will integrate with INVISTA’s 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 contributing to the overall quality of life by enabling lightweight, heat-resistant, and durable designs.

Besides, this ADN project will also help to cultivate local talents, bring more employment opportunities, and promote the development of relevant collaborative industries, to further enhance the economic strength of the local community.