Media Advisory: 14-15 March 2018

Ascend Performance Materials to exhibit at VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering, focusing on hybrid and EV solutions and reliable supply

HOUSTON – February 28, 2018 – Automotive trends are driving demand for high-performance engineered plastics. Ascend Performance Materials is meeting that demand with polyamide 6,6 solutions for internal combustion, hybrid and electric powertrains. Innovative engineered plastics, like Ascend‘s Vydyne® J series, are helping OEMs reduce weight, increase electrification and improve fuel efficiency.

Ascend is committed to continuous, reliable supply throughout the polyamide 6,6 value chain. Recent and planned capacity expansions are designed to grow with the market and ensure molders, tier one suppliers and OEMs have the materials they need to move automotive technology forward.

Ascend Performance Materials (Stand 90) will be exhibiting a number of automotive solutions, including Vydyne J series for hybrid and electric vehicles, at the VDI - International Congress of Plastics in Automotive Engineering, March 14-15, Mannheim, Germany.

Representatives will be on hand to speak to the company’s efforts to meet demand and develop plastics for an ever-increasing number of automotive applications.


John Saunders, EU Regional Business Director
Volker Kessler, Segment Manager Automotive Europe
Frank Volg, Business Development


Stand 90, VDI-PIAE
Congress Center Rosengarten
Mannheim, Germany

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Notes for editors

About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals. Ascend is one of the world’s largest integrated PA66 producers, with its own in-house manufacturing facilities, ensuring total security of supply. Ascend’s product range has earned it an unequalled reputation for quality, innovative techniques and an enlightened approach to business that expands the horizons of possibility. With eight global locations and more than 2,400 people working at our sites around the world, Ascend has the inspiration, the expertise, the people and the attitude toward innovation to consistently deliver the right solution for customers.

Together, we’re making a difference.
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About SK Capital

SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm’s purpose is to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term economic value. SK utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio companies generate revenues of approximately $8 billion annually and employ approximately 9,000 people. The firm currently manages more than $1.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit


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