Acquired March 2011
IVL acquired the North American polymers assets of INVISTA in 2011. The Auriga Polymers Inc. operations are in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with the business unit and administrative offices in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina. The plant once belonged to Hoechst AG of Frankfurt, which also once owned Trevira in Germany.
The South Carolina facility produces polyester resins and polyester staple fibers, with a total Polyester fibers capacity of 71,000 tonnes per annum. Auriga produces fibers for several unique and innovative non-woven products such as fibers used in Cured-in-Place Piping (CIPP), which is utilized in repairing damaged sewage lines; and textile fibers used for military uniforms and material used for filtration applications, such as in respirator masks. The company supplies materials to customers with recognized brands in the non-woven industry segment.
The facility also produces polyester resins and specialty polymers currently used in bottles, trays, sheets, film and textile applications.
Auriga Polymers Inc. NC office
71,000 tonnes per annum of fibers
4235 South Stream Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: +1 877 738 7527
Fax: +1 980 233 6602
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