>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / INVISTA opens new airbag fiber plant in Shanghai

INVISTA opens new airbag fiber plant in Shanghai

20
Nov '08
Largest of its kind in China will bring 11,000 tons of fibers per year to meet growing demand in automotive safety airbags

INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated fibers and polymers businesses, opened its new airbag fiber manufacturing plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai. The new facility, the largest of its kind in China, specializes in producing high-quality, high-tenacity nylon 6,6 fiber with major applications in safety airbags for the automotive industry.

With an investment of more than US$50 million, the new plant will be part of INVISTA's global manufacturing network that has been supplying airbag fiber material to the automotive industry since the 1980's.

”We see great potential in the airbags market in Asia,” said Dan Stone, president of Performance Surfaces & Materials at INVISTA. ”The establishment of the new airbag fiber manufacturing plant signifies our commitment to address the growing needs of airbags and other high-tenacity nylon fibers in the region.”

“We expected growth potential in automotive airbags in Asia beginning in 2008 when we reviewed our investment opportunities a few years ago, so it is great to see this plant starting up this year,” Stone added.

In addition to Stone and other executives from INVISTA, today's opening ceremony was attended by senior leaders of the Shanghai Qingpu District Government, Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Zone, and other government organizations, as well as some of the company's key customers.

The plant, situated in Shanghai, is close to major automotive supply chains. The new facility's location and capacity will allow INVISTA to respond swiftly and flexibly to local, regional and global customers' needs.

With the facility going into operation, INVISTA is now the only international company that has wholly-owned airbag fiber capacity on three major continents: Europe, North America and Asia. This presence gives INVISTA a unique ability to supply customers around the world with our high-quality products.

“At INVISTA, we strive to create real, sustainable long-term value for our customers and society,” said Stone. “We are deploying our state-of-the-art technology at the new plant and operating it at the highest levels of environmental, health and safety performance."

INVISTA's global presence, leadership and commitment in the nylon industry have taken it forward to become a world leader in premium fibers and materials for automotive, interior and industrial nylon applications.

In China, the company has wholly-owned or venture manufacturing sites in Foshan, Guangdong province, Qingpu, Shanghai and Lianyungang, Jiangsu province producing spandex and nylon fibers. INVISTA has also demonstrated a strong commitment to the China market with a new textile research center being constructed in Shanghai, an expansion of the spandex operations in Foshan, and plans for the establishment of a nylon 6,6 intermediates plant in Shanghai.

INVISTA


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

New York senate passes bill to ban harmful PFAS in apparel

The New York State senate recently passed a bill that prohibits the...

Pic: craig hastings | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

German GDP rises by 0.2% in Q1 2022 over Q4 2021: Destatis

Germany’s GDP rose by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

Businessmen in Bangladesh urge govt not to hike gas, power prices

Bangladesh businessmen have called for not raising gas and...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Ensured payment of fee was least concern for students

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Biggest learning was adaptability

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Strongly believe in 'people first' policy.

Ilker Hacioglu,

Ilker Hacioglu

Founded by three partners of French origin in 1988, LC Waikiki started its ...

Dhiraj Shah,

Dhiraj Shah

The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), set...

Simone Morgante,

Simone Morgante

Based out of Como, Italy, and with technological expertise of nearly 70...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Eirinn Hayhow, Label - Eirinn Hayhow

Eirinn Hayhow
Label - Eirinn Hayhow

Eirinn Hayhow, founder of her eponymous label, is renowned for creating...

Sarah & Sandeep Gonsalves, Label - Sarah & Sandeep

Sarah & Sandeep Gonsalves
Label - Sarah & Sandeep

Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury designer label synonymous with a...

Frederick Anderson, Brand - Frederick Anderson

Frederick Anderson
Brand - Frederick Anderson

New York-based designer Frederick Anderson has been in the fashion...

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

Leave your Comments

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
ITMA Services Pte Ltd
Sportmaster Ltd.
Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim A.S.
Dow Silicones Corporation
KIABI
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
CGS Inc.
International Sourcing Expo Australia
Marzoli Machines Textile s.r.l.
Applied DNA Sciences Inc
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Shanghai  Aige Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
H. Stoll AG & Company KG
GHCL LIMITED
K AND D ITMACH EXPOSITIONS LLP
Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Thai Acrylic Fibre Company Limited
John Varvatos
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Chico’ FAS
Jindal Worldwide Limited
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
J ;& P Coats
Lottmann Communications
Kern – Liebers Textile
CSGIA(China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association)
APLF Limited
Copenhagen Fashion Summit
Saurer Textile Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
China World International Exhibition Company Limited
Centric Software
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Itema Weaving (India) Private Limited
GERBER TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Kornit Digital Asia Pacific Ltd
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Lectra Technologies India Pvt Ltd.
Landmark Group
Datatex Consulting Srl
PVH Corporation
Savio Macchine Tessili S.P.A.
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Splash
Stahl Holdings B.V.,
Amazon China
Abit
Target Corporation (MN)
G-Star Raw C.V.
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
Coats Digital Limited
Bluesign Technologies Ag
Datacolor AG Europe
Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)
Inter Expo Center Ltd.
Nihalani Events Management
Colours India Inc
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Nandan Denim Limited
Seasalt Limited
Arvind Limited
Green Fibre
N9 World Technologies Private Limited
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Puma
Officina Meccanica Dora Enrico Srl
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
Benetton Group
Gloria Jeans
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Woolmark Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Reiter India Private Limited
Loris Bellini S.r.l.
LC Waikiki
FULGAR SpA
IFF Media Ag - International Media Services
Meera Dyestuff Industries
Zydex Industries
G.A.S. unternehmenskommunikation gmbh
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Grasim Industries Limited
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Tradewind International Servicing
Newtech Textile Technology Development (Shanghai) Company Limited
Pt. Peraga Nusantara Jaya Sakti
BIANCA
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Zünd Systemtechnik AG
TEXVALLEY MARKET LIMITED
IIGM Private Limited
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Xtema - Thomas Lebherz Textilmaschinen
Sportswear Company Spa
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Decathlon
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
Italian Trade Commission
ZAITEX spa
THE BOMBAY DYEING ;& MFG.CO. LTD
Aleph Srl
BTSR International S.P.A.
Mesdan SPA
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Thai Trade Center
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
TESTEX AG, Swiss Textile Testing Institute
Infor (Hong Kong) Limited
Tommy Hilfiger
Chori Company Limited
UBM China (Shanghai)
Alix Partners
Performance Days
Guess Europe Sagl,
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Varner AS Retail
Asos
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
VNU Exhibitions Asia
Haelixa AG
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Thermore (Far East) Ltd.
EUROVET ASIA LTD
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Babyshop
Maceton Limited
Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSllC Ltd)
Flainox S.r.l.
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
Equinox Impex India
IKEA of Sweden AB
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
NITI Aayog
KAS Direct Sourcing
Calvin Klein
GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A.
BRINKMANN GMBH
Comasia Limited
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (HK)
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
EMBEE CORPORATION
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Lifestyle
Messe Duesseldorf
Groz-Beckert KG
Walmart
Alison Hayes Romania
Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Company Limited
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Gokaldas Exports Limited
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
NV Michel Van de Wiele
Color Service s.r.l.
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
Indofil Industries Limited - Specialty & Performance Chemicals Division
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft - India
COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
Vardhman Textile Ltd
JES MEDIA, INC
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,
Indo Tex
Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG
Midas Clothing Limited
SUZHOU TUE HI-TECH NONWOVEN MACHINERY CO.,LTD
BTC Textiles LLC
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
BIRLA CENTURY A DIVISION OF CENTURY TEXTILES AND INDUSTRIES
Lisa S.P.A.
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
DyStar India Pvt. Ltd
Rieter India Private Limited
Brandix Lanka Limited
Gatsby Africa
TÜYAP IHTISAS FUARLARI A.S.
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Palexpo SA
FESPA (Reigate)
T.T. Limited
USTER
Restoque S.A.
Istanbul Fuarcilik A.S.
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Tchibo GmbH
EPCH
Eastman Chemical Company

May 2022

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


Advanced Search