05 March 2009 22:30 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Invista notified state regulators on Thursday of a start-up process at its Victoria adiponitrile (ADN) plant in Texas.
The process is associated with the cool down of the natural gas purification unit and could result in excess emissions, Invista said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
A company spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on the filing.
Invista uses butadiene (BD) to produce ADN, which in turn is used as a feedstock in the production of nylon 6,6.
Invista has 375,000 tonnes/year of ADN capacity in Victoria.
The company also produces ADN in Orange, Texas, with 240,000 tonnes/year of capacity.
That unit has been off line since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in September 2008.
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