A $30 million investment in natural gas boilers at the INVISTA Camden plant in Lugoff is resulting in what the company says is a significant reduction in air emissions. According to an INVISTA press release, the company -- one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and fibers -- is beginning to see the benefits of the fully operational boilers at the nylon fiber manufacturing plant.
In the press release, INVISTA management said the plant is anticipating a reduction of more than 50,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide. This is the equivalent, officials said, to removing more than 9,500 passenger cars from the road, according to EPA.gov. In addition, INVISTA Camden expects a reduction of more than 1,250 tons per year of other air emissions.
“This project signifies INVISTA’s continuing commitment to environmental excellence,” INVISTA Camden Plant Site Manager Juan Flores said in the press release. “In addition to significantly reducing air emissions, we expect the new boiler system to also increase the efficiency of Camden’s power operation. These types of continuous improvements play a big role in the quality and sustainability of our Antron and Stainmaster carpet fibers, as well as other materials made on site.”
The Camden site opened in 1950 and produces nylon polymer and fiber for products such as carpet fiber and other fibers used in the automotive industry.