Solutia to consolidate nylon fiber output at S.C. plant

ST. LOUIS (April 5)–Solutia Inc. is concentrating U.S. production of nylon industrial fibers, used in tire reinforcement and automotive airbags, at its Greenwood, S.C., plant to cut costs and achieve higher quality.

The process will involve phasing out production at a facility in Pensacola, Fla. Manufacturing should cease by the end of May, Solutia said, pending approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which is overseeing Solutia’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan. The Pensacola factory will continue to make nylon plastics, nylon carpet fiber and chemical intermediates for…

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