Fibre maker Invista has started production at its new nylon salt factory in Rozenburg, the Netherlands.

The facility, which is an extension of its existing polymer manufacturing plant, will serve the company's European fibre and plastic customers through its integrated supply chain.

"The addition of a salt facility in Rozenburg will provide our customers a security of upstream, local supply, while further improving our responsiveness to market needs," said Kurt Burmeister, executive vice president of Invista Engineering Polymers.

"With our ability to produce salt, polymer and compounded products in our own European facilities, Invista can develop new products to meet those needs."

The site produces nylon polymer for use in functional activewear for hiking, cycling and running, intimate apparel and hosiery, as well as vehicle applications.