Ascend

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.

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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.

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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

HOUSTON – June 01, 2018 – 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)HOUSTON – May 07, 2018 – 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

HOUSTON – March 28, 2018 – 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, including:

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 to demonstrate quality, consistency of supply for Vydyne® PA66 at Plastindia

Ascend to demonstrate quality, consistency of supply for Vydyne® PA66 at Plastindia.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR014)HOUSTON – February 5, 2018 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, will demonstrate its ability to provide cost-effective solutions across markets at Plastindia 2018. Ascend will showcase its reliability of supply and the diversity of products made with its signature Vydyne® PA66, including cable ties, automotive engine compartment components and consumer and industrial products, especially cooking utensils.

Ascend to present process efficient, high-performance Vydyne® PA66 solutions at Plastimagen

Ascend to present process efficient, high-performance Vydyne® PA66 solutions at Plastimagen. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR012)HOUSTON – November 2, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, will showcase its high performance Vydyne® PA66 solutions for automotive, electrical and electronic, consumer and industrial, and cable ties at Plastimagen 2017. The company’s booth will feature compounds and resins with exceptional processing and end-product performance.

Ascend to increase capacity of nylon 6,6 building blocks, polymers by 10 to 15 percent

Scott Rook, Commercial VP, Nylon. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR013)HOUSTON – October 30, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 percent to support the continued growth of its customers.

Ascend introduces new high performance PA66 for electrical components in unattended appliances at Fakuma 2017

Ascend introduces new high performance PA66 for electrical components in unattended appliances. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR010)HOUSTON – October 17, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, launched Vydyne® FR350J, a new high performance compound based on polyamide 66 (PA66) that will bring extra safety to electrical connectors used in unattended home appliances. The grade is one of the highlights at Ascend’s booth at the Fakuma plastics processing exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, October 17-21.

Ascend PA66 automotive and E&E innovations take center stage at Fakuma

Ascend PA66 automotive and E&E innovations take center stage at Fakuma. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR009)HOUSTON – October 12, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 (PA66) resin, will be showcasing numerous product and application innovations for automotive and electric and electronic applications at Fakuma 2017. The international exhibition for plastics processing takes place in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 17-21 October. Ascend will be at booth 4119 in hall A4.

Ascend Performance Materials announces price increase for intermediate materials

HOUSTON – Sept. 12, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials announced today a price increase for its nylon intermediate materials.

Ascend Performance Materials announces global price increase for all Vydyne® brand polymers, fibers and compounds

HOUSTON – Sept. 11, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials announced today a global price increase for all of its Vydyne® polymers, fibers and compounds.

Ascend reaffirms commitment to European NTA market

HOUSTON – August 7, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, is reaffirming its commitment to supply nitrilotriacetic acid, or NTA, to European customers as other large-scale producers discontinue the sale of NTA products on the continent. Ascend took steps to increase availability of its FlexaTrac™-NTA-100 powder and FlexaTrac-NTA-200 liquid in the region earlier this year.

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