Ascend

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals and is the world’s largest integrated producer of PA66 resin. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully-integrated manufacturing facilities located in the southeastern United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe, all dedicated to the innovation and safe production of nylon 6,6. With three of the world’s largest chemical processing facilities, Ascend’s materials form the building blocks for products used in everyday applications from apparel to airbags, cable ties to circuit boards and carpets to car parts. Ascend’s 2,500-person global workforce is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and leading the development of nylon 6,6 solutions that inspire everyone, everywhere, every day.
Together, we’re inspiring everyday.

More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com.

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 www.skcapitalpartners.com.

Disclaimer
Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter “Information”) are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof, Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. The full disclaimer of warranty and liability can be found at ascendmaterials.com/disclaimer.

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Ascend to launch new Vydyne® XHT, LCPA and HTPA at K 2019

With a high weld strength and long-term temperature resistance up to 230 C, Vydyne® XHT performs well in under-hood parts like integrated air intake manifolds.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR038)Ascend Performance Materials today announced plans to launch several new specialty polyamides at K 2019 to meet the growing needs of its customers. Among the new products are Vydyne® XHT, long-chain polyamides and high-temperature polyamides.

Ascend outlines growth initiatives, specialty products

Ascend Performance Materials announced growth plans – including new specialty polymers initiatives, capacity expansions and global developments – at a pre-K 2019 press conference last week in Antwerp, Belgium. Representatives of Ascend, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, also touted sustainability efforts.

Ascend to present new high-purity additives for paints and coatings at LACS 2019

Ascend to highlight new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at LACS 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR033)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will present two newly introduced high-purity grades of its Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the Latin American Coatings Show (LACS) 2019.

Ascend to showcase high performance chelate and clay stabilizers at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry

Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will showcase a number of specialty chemicals that improve oilfield production at the International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry. Among the products the company will feature are FlexaTrac-NTA, a high-performance biodegradable chelate, and Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM, two clay stabilization intermediates that outperform typical clay control salts.

Ascend to showcase latest Vydyne® PA66 innovations for automotive lightweighting, NVH reduction at Plastimagen México

Ascend to showcase latest Vydyne® PA66 innovations for automotive lightweighting, NVH reduction at Plastimagen México. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR030)Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 6,6 resin (PA66), will highlight its new Vydyne® R433H and R435H solutions for automotive lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness reduction at Plastimagen México 2019.

Ascend to highlight its latest Vydyne® innovations for automotive lightweighting and E&E at PIAE 2019

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 6,6 resin (PA66), will showcase its solutions for automotive lightweighting and electrification at PIAE 2019.

Ascend to debut new Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance additives at ECS

Ascend to debut new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at ECS.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR028)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will debut new high-purity grades of its Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the European Coatings Show.

Ascend to showcase new Vydyne® PA66 grade for automotive and European compounding at Fakuma 2018

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 6,6 resin, will showcase a new grade of its Vydyne® PA66 designed for automotive lightweighting at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 16 to 20, 2018. The new grade, Vydyne R433H, is designed to reinforce down-gauged steel and aluminum used in vehicle body in white (BIW) structures, helping reduce weight without sacrificing safety or comfort.

Ascend Performance Materials acquires Britannia Techno Polymer

Phil McDivitt, CEO (left) and Andrew Leigh (right) director of compounding technology at Ascend Performance Materials. 
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR024)Ascend Performance Materials, the largest global fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, announced today the purchase of Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP), an engineering plastics compounder based in the Netherlands. The acquisition provides Ascend with a leading engineering plastics manufacturing base in Europe and an expansion to its growing portfolio of proprietary compounds.

Ascend to grow adiponitrile (ADN) capacity by 220 kilotons by 2022

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced plans for expanding its AND capacity through 2022. In total, Ascend will grow its ADN capacity by 220 kilotons (KT) by 2022 to meet increasing demand.

Ascend to showcase growing portfolio of PA66 applications at NPE2018

Ascend to showcase growing portfolio of PA66 in E&E applications at NPE2018.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR019)Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, will showcase its growing range of Vydyne® PA66 solutions for automotive, electrical and electronics, industrial and consumer applications at NPE2018 in Orlando, FL, from May 7 to 11. The company will have numerous applications on display at its booth (S14001), where it will also conduct a number of presentations on the performance and value of nylon 6,6 to processors and specifiers.

Ascend Performance Materials to exhibit unique, sustainable solutions at ACS

Sustainability and performance will be the focus of Ascend Performance Materials’ booth at American Coatings Show. The company will be showcasing a number of unique and sustainable products for paints and coatings.

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

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.

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