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Invista to Shutter U.K. Nylon Facility

8:33 AM MST | January 19, 2009

Invista will close the company’s nylon polymer and intermediates manufacturing complex at Wilton, U.K. with the loss of about 300 jobs. Invista did not announce a proposed date for the closure but says it has started consulting with trade unions and employee representatives. The complex’s main products are adipic acid; hexamethylenediamine; nylon salt; and nylon-6,6. The complex also makes diaminocyclohexane, bishexamethylenetriamine, and the precursor for dibasic esters. The Invista Performance Technologies operations at Wilton are not affected by...

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