The new contract is the third agreement between SUEZ and INVISTA, following two previous partnerships in China in 2015 and in North America in 2019. Given the special properties of adiponitrile waste, which is highly viscous and reactive to water and moisture, SUEZ NWS is committed to making dedicated upgrades to its existing production lines in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). This will have the benefit of supporting INVISTA, as well as the park, in their pursuit of the highest environmental standards.
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. Its new adiponitrile project, designed primarily for manufacturing nylon intermediates, is expected to start up in 2022. At that point, Shanghai will have a complete industrial value chain from adiponitrile to high-performance polymers, and the city will be the world’s largest integrated production base for nylon 6,61.
INVISTA Vice President of Intermediates - Asia Pacific, Kyle W. Redinger said, “INVISTA’s latest adiponitrile (ADN) technology brings improved product yields, reduced energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, enhanced process stability and reduced capital intensity compared to existing technologies. By deploying this technology and integrating with our existing downstream facilities in SCIP, INVISTA will 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. To make a project of this scale successful, we are reliant on our partners to ensure safe and efficient construction and operation. To this end, we are confident that this new partnership between INVISTA and SUEZ, building on years of successful cooperation, will enable us to further leverage SUEZ’s expertise in hazardous waste disposal to jointly promote industrial sustainability.”