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INVISTA Offers TERRIN™, a Family of Aliphatic Ester Polyols for Commercial Use

Published on 2013-08-29. Author : SpecialChem

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, introduces a new polyol offering. Branded as TERRIN™ polyols, this family of aliphatic ester polyols is available for samples and commercial use after successfully undergoing its first commercial trial at INVISTA's Wilmington, N.C., manufacturing facility.

For more than two years, INVISTA has been investing in polyol research and development. With the knowledge the company has acquired from TERRIN™ polyols and its other recent innovation, TERATE® HT polyols-a family of robust, high-performing polyols-Specialty Materials president Bob Francois said that INVISTA is well-positioned to develop other advanced materials.

"Capitalizing on our commitment to substantial polyol investments, TERRIN™ polyols offer a combination of unique attributes to the polyurethane industry," said Francois. "As a company committed to growth and sustainability, we are excited about the growth of this versatile polyol series."

All products in the series have at least 50 percent recycled content, with some containing renewable content, as well. In addition to these sustainability attributes, TERRIN™ polyols are a cost-effective alternative to standard polyether and polyester polyols, giving formulators the option to use them in place of, or in combination with, more conventional polyols. Due to their low viscosity as a liquid at room temperature, easy-to-handle TERRIN™ polyols can also minimize or eliminate the need to add solvents, which may lower the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of certain formulations.

As INVISTA continues to grow the TERRIN™ product portfolio, the company plans to carry out additional commercial trials at its Wilmington site and eventually another site located in Texas.


With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees.


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