Antron® brand donates safety glasses to Atlanta Public Schools

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 19, 2015 ) — INVISTA's Antron® brand recently donated 4,300 pairs of safety glasses to the Atlanta Public Schools for use in kindergarten through 12th grade science programs.

The school's science department will identify schools with a need for safety glasses, and then ensure distribution of the glasses to the identified schools for use in science classrooms and labs. The donated safety glasses will assist the district in augmenting its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program.

"These safety glasses are similar to those used by our own scientists as they work on the science behind the performance of Antron® carpet fiber," said Lisa Connolly, Antron® brand director. "Our team is proud to get these glasses in the hands of the students and staff of the Atlanta Public Schools as the district strives to enhance its science-based education."

Katie McDowell, executive director of Partnerships and Development, said "Atlanta Public Schools is both thrilled and grateful for INVISTA's generosity. We work hard every day to inspire hope and to ensure a better future for all students in every classroom. Having partnerships with a cadre of external stakeholders committed to transforming our education system is a key component of this work going forward."

Atlanta Public Schools

Left to right: Allison Kirk and Carrie Haney with INVISTA, Kenita Williams and James Carter with Atlanta Public Schools.

From the fibers in your carpet to the plastic in your automobiles, INVISTA’s commitment to continuous improvement has led its employees to develop some of the most durable, versatile polymers and fibers in the world. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®. INVISTA also offers specialty chemical intermediates and process technologies. See the bigger picture at

For further information please contact:
Denise Silbert
Antron® Brand
Phone: 770.792.4124

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