Wichita, Kan.-based Invista has announced a $30-million investment at its Camden, S.C., fiber manufacturing plant. The expansion targets one-step, small-lot capacity for solution-dyed nylon 6,6 carpet fiber that initially will be sold under the Antron® Lumena™ brand. Invista worked with Germany-based Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG to develop the small-lot, proprietary technology.
“Our mill customers and the design community rely on Invista to offer a palette of hundreds of solution-dyed nylon 6,6 colors for each of their unique design preferences,” said Marc Ahrens, vice president of Invista’s specialty flooring business. “The new technology will expand our capability to offer sophisticated color families while at the same time improving service.”
“As a part of a long-term collaboration in research and development, our teams were challenged and inspired to create enhanced products,” said Dr. Dirk Burger, CEO, Trützschler Group. “Trützschler thanks Invista for their confidence in our company.”