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Ascend to showcase innovations for e-mobility and sustainability at Fakuma

Ascend's Starflam X-Protect recently passed UL 2596, a test of lithium-ion battery enclosure materials' ability to withstand thermal runaway conditions and ensure passenger safety.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR096)Ascend Performance Materials will showcase how it is advancing together with its customers through new products for e-mobility and sustainable materials at Fakuma this week. The company, which is the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66, will exhibit its engineered materials portfolio, including:

Acteev expands brand with Launches of Acteev TOUGH, Acteev FREE and Acteev BIOSERVE

Acteev expands brand with Launches of Acteev TOUGH, Acteev FREE and Acteev BIOSERVE. 
(Photo: iStock, APMPR095)Award-winning textile technology Acteev® is growing beyond its anti-odor roots, parent company Ascend Performance Materials announced today.

Ascend launches metal-detectable cable tie compounds to streamline supply chain for customers

New Vydyne® PA66 metal detectable compounds from Ascend Performance Materials combine process-ready convenience and high consistency with an optimum level of safety against contamination in demanding cable tie applications of the food processing and other sensitive industry segments. 
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR093)Ascend Performance Materials has announced the launch of pre-colored, metal-detectable Vydyne® PA66 compounds for cable ties and fasteners for industries where foreign object contamination causes health concerns and reputational damage, such as in pharmaceutical and food processing facilities. The new product meets the most stringent performance standards and simplifies the supply chain for cable tie and fastener producers.

Lithium-ion battery additive Trinohex® Ultra approved for REACH expansion in Europe

A unique electrolyte additive for lithium-ion batteries has been approved for increased access to the European Union, said Ascend Performance Materials, the U.S.-based manufacturer of the molecule. Trinohex® Ultra, manufactured and marketed exclusively by Ascend, is now approved for import into the EU in quantities up to 100 metric tons annually per REACH, the regulation for registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals in the region.

Ascend to exhibit expanded portfolio of polyamide technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023 in Nagoya

At the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023 in Nagoya, Japan, Ascend Performance Materials (APM) will showcase its expanded portfolio of advanced resin and fiber technologies for innovative applications in next-generation electric vehicles. (Photo: iStock, APMPR091)Ascend Performance Materials will be showcasing its expanded portfolio of resin and fiber technologies during the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023 in Nagoya, Japan, from July 5-7. At Booth #20, Hall E, Ascend will highlight dedicated mobility solutions that ensure safe electrical systems, reliable thermal management, a secure and comfortable ride, an efficient powertrain and safety systems.

Ascend introduces HiDura LUX amorphous nylon for packaging films at ProPak China 2023

Ascend introduces HiDura™ LUX amorphous nylon for packaging films at ProPak China 2023.
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Ascend Performance Materials is launching its HiDura LUX amorphous nylon for packaging films in the Asian market at ProPak China 2023. Ascend will be exhibiting HiDura LUX alongside its HiDura PTR puncture and tear resistant nylon copolymers for films at Booth #51G53 from June 19 to 21.

Vydyne® AVS receives 2023 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in Plastics Industry

Vydyne® AVS receives 2023 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in Plastics Industry.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR088)Ascend Performance Materials’ Vydyne® AVS has been named a winner at the 2023 Plastics Industry Ringier Technology Innovation Awards. Terry Yuan, Ascend’s Asia commercial director, accepted the award at a ceremony held by Ringier in Shanghai on June 7.

Ascend's Starflam® selected by V-Zug for household oven components

V-Zug, Switzerland’s leading supplier of premium large household appliances, is using a UL94 V0 rated, 20% glass filled Starflam® PA blend from Ascend Performance Materials for a demanding large household oven part. 
(Photo: V-Zug, APMPR089)Ascend Performance Materials, a fully integrated producer of durable high-performance materials, has announced that its Starflam® RX06082 polymer is used by V-Zug Group, a Swiss manufacturer of premium large household appliances, for molding a large oven part. Starflam RX06082 is a 20% glass-fiber reinforced, halogen-free flame retardant PA66/PA6. It is supplied to V-Zug through Ascend’s European distributor Lenorplastics AG in a pre-colored black grade.

Ascend to showcase line of low-VOC, recyclable and biodegradable additives at European Coatings Show

Ascend to showcase line of low-VOC, recyclable and biodegradable additives at European Coatings Show. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR084)Ascend Performance Materials will showcase its line of specialty chemicals and sustainable solutions at the European Coatings Show. Experts will be on hand to discuss the company’s high-performance, high-purity amines as well as biodegradable and recyclable solvents for the industry.

Ascend buys majority stake in recycler Circular Polymers

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased a majority stake in California-based Circular Polymers, a recycler of post-consumer, high-performance polymers including polyamide 6 and 66, polypropylene and polyester (PET). The deal provides Ascend with a consistent supply of high-quality PCR materials for its ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides, launched at K 2022.

Ascend K 2022 press kit

K is the world's largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry. It gathers the most important supplier of plastics and rubber machinery, raw and auxiliary materials and semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastic products under one roof. It is an ideal platform to showcase products and innovations and to make business contacts. K will be followed by a special exhibition under the theme "Visions in Polymers", that presents the trends and innovations of the industry. Special consideration is given to the subjects of energy efficiency and resource conservation.

Ascend launches ReDefyne™ recycled materials; partners with ITW on blockchain traceability

Ascend Performance Materials has launched ReDefyne™, a portfolio of sustainable polyamides created with up to 100% pre- and post-consumer recycled polyamide 66 or 6 to provide a low carbon footprint and reliable performance, even in demanding applications.