Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / INVISTA invests in new spandex plant in Paulinia
INVISTA invests in new spandex plant in Paulinia
25
May '11
INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, is investing more than US$100 million in a new LYCRA fiber production plant in Brazil. Construction for the expansion project will begin immediately, with an expected opening in late 2012.

“Brazil is a growing market for our business and our customers,” said David Trerotola, president of INVISTA Apparel. “As the only spandex producer currently in Brazil, INVISTA's presence plays an important role in our global apparel sales volumes.”

In addition to the investment in the new unit, INVISTA will implement new technologies to further enhance the automation and efficiency of its production system.

“Textile companies must continually advance their technology to maintain a world-leading position in the marketplace,” said German Silva, INVISTA Apparel business director for South America. “We are always looking for new ways to develop LYCRA fiber with value-added attributes. Our vision is to deliver innovative products, anticipating the needs of our customers and end consumer.”

The new spandex plant will generate approximately 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and a significant number of new jobs after the start of operations.

INVISTA has sites in two Brazilian cities, producing SUPPLEX fabric in Americana and LYCRA fiber in Paulínia. INVISTA's existing site in Paulínia, where the new plant is to be built, has a demonstrated track record of success in productivity and industrial safety operating for more than 36 years without a lost-time injury.

One of the largest spandex producers in the world, INVISTA is the only spandex producer with production capabilities in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. INVISTA's investments in the business can be seen around the globe as it is also expanding in China, doubling its capacity to meet growing demand in Asia.

Examples of INVISTA's apparel innovations include Xtra Life LYCRA fiber, which is 10 times more resistant to chlorine than another type of spandex; LYCRA beauty fabric, designed to create new solutions for shapewear; LYCRA Sport fabric, certified fabrics designed to meet specific requirements of high performance athletes; and LYCRA Fusion fiber, which helps prevent runs or ladders in hosiery.

INVISTA

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

Net profit at Indorama Ventures zooms 145% in 2016

Net profit at Thailand headquartered and Aloke Lohia led Indorama...

Information Technology | On 21st Feb 2017

ThreadSol launches IntelloBuy & IntelloCut in Vietnam

ThreadSol, the pioneer of enterprise material management for sewn...

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

GST to reduce documentation for logistics firms: CBRE

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to result in a reduction...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search