Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies. Our focus is on improving quality of life and inspiring a better tomorrow through innovation. Based in Houston, Texas, and with regional offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Detroit, we are a fully integrated material solutions provider with nine global manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Our 2,600-person global workforce makes the engineered materials, fabrics, fibers and chemicals used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods. We are committed to safety, sustainability, inclusion and diversity, and to the success of our customers and our communities.
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8 Nov 2022
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.
19 Oct 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.
17 Oct 2022
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.
13 Oct 2022
New materials create safer, quieter EVs
Ascend Performance Materials has developed two materials for electric vehicles that improve safety and passenger comfort. The company’s Starflam® X-Protect and Vydyne® AVS tackle two unique challenges automakers face when developing their EV platforms.
12 Oct 2022
Ascend continues broad expansion into new markets, launches HiDura™ MED portfolio
Ascend Performance Materials today announced a new portfolio of medical grade nylon 6,6 resins and engineered materials for the healthcare market under its HiDura™ brand.
5 Oct 2022
Ascend focuses on reducing product carbon footprint
Ascend Performance Materials announced today two efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The company has made its global compounding operations carbon neutral, making it the first integrated polyamide producer to decarbonize a substantial part of its operations, and it has secured ISCC+ certification for the use of bio-based materials.
14 Sep 2022
Ascend bringing new materials to Battery Show
At The Battery Show North America, Ascend Performance Materials will feature its new flame-retardant nylons for EV safety applications and its Trinohex® Ultra electrolyte additive, which improves lithium-ion battery safety, extends cycle life and boosts performance.
16 Jun 2022
Ascend to focus on driving e-mobility, sustainability and growth at K 2022
Ascend Performance Materials previewed some corporate updates and highlights in advance of K 2022 at a recent press conference in Rotterdam. Under the theme of “Advancing Together”, Ascend outlined the ways it is helping customers solve some of the most pressing technical challenges globally.
15 Jun 2022
Ascend Pre K press kit
2022 will mark the 7th anniversary of EMG’s* Pre-K multi-company Press Conference, an event that has successfully established itself as a regular in the “K year” calendars of leading Tier 1 plastics and chemicals industry editors.
24 May 2022
Trinohex® Ultra LIB electrolyte additive now available in EU
Ascend Performance Materials’ Trinohex® Ultra is now REACH-registered and available across the European Union.
30 Mar 2022
Ascend agrees to acquire Formulated Polymers Ltd.
Ascend Performance Materials has reached an agreement to acquire the compounding division of Formulated Polymers Limited, a leading engineered materials manufacturer in Chennai, India. This acquisition will establish Ascend’s first manufacturing base in the subcontinent and strengthen Ascend’s global reach in the electrical and e-mobility application space.
17 Mar 2022
Ascend, Samsung SDI reach settlement on Trinohex® Ultra patent invalidation proceedings
Ascend Performance Materials and Samsung SDI have reached an agreement to end their ongoing global patent invalidation proceedings and enter into a patent license agreement regarding the sale and use of lithium-ion battery additives. Such additives include 1,3,6-hexanetricarbonitrile (HTCN), which is manufactured and sold by Ascend as Trinohex® Ultra.