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Invista Expands European Polyol Production

INVISTA is expanding global polyols capacity

WILMINGTON, Del. – Sept 29, 2017 – INVISTA announces the approval to install a new reactor at its Terate® polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This investment is in addition to recently achieved capacity increases at the U.S. facility in Wilmington, North Carolina.

“This is a very exciting time to join the INVISTA Polyols team,” said Ariel Felice, who was recently appointed to 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.”

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 is the next generation technology that offers further advances in burn performance, ease of processing and efficiency in rigid foam manufacture. This comprehensive product line can be used in a variety of applications including flex-faced boardstock, metal-faced sandwich panels, spray foam, and bunstock foam.

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