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Invista Plant Expansion

INVISTA expands capacity at its European polyols facility Invista

INVISTA to showcase Terate® and TERRIN™ polyol portfolio at UTECH North America

Wilmington, Del. (March 21, 2016) — A recent capital investment will expand capacity at INVISTA’s Terate® and TERRIN™ polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Underscoring its commitment to growing its polyols business, this project is part of continued capacity and efficiency investments at its polyols plants, and will allow INVISTA to better serve the increasing demand in the European market.  

“This investment is driven by strong demand for Terate® HT polyols, which have been very well received by the market since their introduction a couple of years ago,” said Nadine de Vries, vice president of INVISTA Polyols. “These, and our newer TERRIN™ polyols, have expansive applications, and this investment demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with our customers to continue to develop cost-effective solutions that meet their needs.”

Terate® aromatic polyester polyols allow formulation flexibility in achieving the range of physical and flammability properties required of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams. This comprehensive product line can be used in a variety of applications including flex-faced boardstock, metal-faced sandwich panels, spray foam and block foam.

TERRIN™ aliphatic polyester polyols contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled content, with some containing renewable content as well. Formulators can use TERRIN™ polyols in lieu of or in combination with conventional polyether or polyester polyols to formulate a variety of polyurethane products.

INVISTA will showcase its Terate® and TERRIN™ polyols at the UTECH North America exhibition (stand 134) April 6 and 7 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

In addition to its site in Vlissingen, INVISTA produces Terate® and TERRIN™ polyols at its U.S. facility in Wilmington, N.C., which serves the North and South American markets.