Materials firm Invista has declared force majeure on nylon 6/6 resin and related feedstocks after a recent incident at its plant in Victoria, Texas.
The incident was described as “a chemical function issue” in an April 14 email from regional public affairs manager Amy Hodges. She added that Wichita, Kan.-based Invista “is working diligently to resolve the issue without compromising our relentless commitment to compliance, safety, and the environment.”
The supply limits apply to nylon resin as well as adiponitrile (AND) and hexamethylene diamine (HMD) feedstocks. Invista representatives will be in communication with customers and will provide updates on the amounts and rough estimates for timing of supply allocations, Hodges said.
Invista ranks as one of the world's largest makers of nylon 6/6 resins and compounds. The firm is owned by industrial conglomerate Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita.