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.

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Ascend expands HiDura LCPA production capacity

Ascend expands HiDura™ LCPA production capacity.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR059)Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, S.C., plant. The multi-million dollar expansion will help the company meet growing demand for its new product line.

Bunzl Distribution brings American antiviral technology to Mexico retailers

Bunzl Distribution, a leading supplier of packaging, disposable supplies, and cleaning and safety products, has signed on as the distributor in Mexico for Acteev Protect masks, made in the United States by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. A global distributor, Bunzl provides supplies to supermarkets, food processing plants, retailers and convenience stores in Mexico.

Israeli leading distributor Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel

Israeli leading distributor Sorpol Ltd. brings American antiviral technology to Israel.
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Sorpol Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect masks, made in the USA by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become available.

Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics. 
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR050)Ascend Performance Materials has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a France-based compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations.

Acteev press package

AscendAscend Performance Materials press package of Acteev with the most recent updates.

Ascend announces medical advisory board for Acteev technology

Medical advisory board for Acteev™ technology.Ascend Performance Materials has appointed a medical advisory board to provide counsel on its Acteev™ technology platform.

Acteev Protect a finalist for Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards

Acteev Protect™ logo.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR052)Ascend Performance Materials’ Acteev Protect™ has been named a finalist for Outdoor Retailer’s 2021 Innovation Awards. The antimicrobial odor-resisting fabric was selected to advance to the final round based on its design, functionality and impact.

Ascend announces alliance with The S Group to commercialize Acteev Protect yarns and fabrics

Ascend announces alliance with The S Group to commercialize Acteev Protect™ yarns and fabrics.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR051)Ascend Performance Materials has announced a commercial agreement with The S Group, a globally recognized provider of apparel design, development and manufacturing. The alliance will focus on commercialization of Acteev Protect antimicrobial yarns, fibers and fabrics, offering customers full-scale supply chain service from garment design to delivery.

Ascend introduces HiDura long-chain polyamides

Ascend introduces HiDura™ long-chain polyamides.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR049)Ascend Performance Materials has launched several new grades of its HiDura long-chain polyamides for engineered plastics, monofilaments and cable ties. HiDura polyamide 610 and 612 are designed to provide exceptional dimensional stability and long life with enhanced resistance to chemicals, impact and abrasion.

Ascend completes purchase of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Ascend completes purchase of Poliblend and Esseti Plast.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR047)As part of its global growth strategy, Ascend Performance Materials has completed its acquisition of Italian firms Poliblend and Esseti Plast. With this purchase, Ascend expands its portfolio into other engineered plastics, recycled resins and masterbatches.

Surgical mask in development with Acteev technology shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 plus Level III filtration properties

Ascend Performance Materials announced today it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a 510(k) premarket notification for clearance to market its Acteev technology in a pair of high-efficacy surgical masks to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

Ascend files first FDA 510(k) submission based on Acteev technology

Ascend Performance Materials announced today it submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev technology in the United States in a medical device, a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99% efficacy at deactivating bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.