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Invista expands R&D center

November 29, 2012

NEWARK, DEL. (Nov. 29, 1 p.m. ET) — Invista’s Specialty Materials business said Nov. 27 that is has expanded its footprint by 20 percent at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Applied Research Center in Newark. According to the company, the expansion provides space and resources to allow the Invista team to collaborate better with customers, develop new products and applications, and further improve existing products.

“Global demand for high-value products in customer applications continues to drive our business forward,” said Bob Francois, president, Invista Specialty Materials, in the statement.

“Expanding our facilities at the Applied Research Center will allow Invista to continue innovating and improving its proprietary technology platforms, as well as create real long-term value for our customers.”

Invista’s Specialty Materials business was built by identifying applications and developing chemistries using co-products from nylon and polyester chains as raw material.