Chemstrand is an associated company jointly owned by the American Viscose Corporation and Monsanto Chemical Company. It was chartered on May 16, 1949, to carry on research, development, manufacture, and sale of synthetic fibers.
The Chemstrand Corporation world headquarters is located at Decatur, Ala., also the site of Chemstrand’s modern research facilities. The company operates its Acrilan* manufacturing plant at Decatur and the Chemstrand Nylon Plant at Pensacola, Fla. The latter is the first wholly-integrated nylon-manufacturing facility in the United States and the largest of its type in the world.