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Invista doubles Shanghai airbag fiber plant's capacity

12:00 AM MDT | June 7, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Invista says it has started up its recently expanded nylon-6,6 airbag fiber manufacturing plant in the Qingpu district of Shanghai. With this expansion, Invista becomes the first airbag fiber producer in Asia to exceed the 20,000-m.t./year production capacity in a single site, the company says. Invista established its airbag fiber presence in this location in 2008 to manufacture superhigh-tenacity nylon-6,6 fibers for automotive airbag applications. With the rapid growth of automotive airbag demand in Asia, Invista announced the expansion plan in 2011. In April...

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