Solvay and Invista renewed their joint venture agreement to manufacture adiponitrile (ADN), a key intermediate in the production of nylon-6,6, Solvay announced today. The long-term agreement clarifies the rules of control and operations of Butachimie (Chalampé, France), in which each company owns a 50% stake. Butachimie operates the world's largest ADN production facility, at Chalampé, the company says. ADN capacity at the site is 515,000 m.t./year, according to IHS data. The jv also has 165,000 m.t./year of hexamethylenediamine capacity at Chalampé. The two...
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