New materials create safer, quieter EVs

New materials create safer, quieter EVs.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR080)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.

Ascend continues broad expansion into new markets, launches HiDura MED portfolio

Ascend continues broad expansion into new markets, launches HiDura™ MED portfolio.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR079)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.

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.

Ascend bringing new materials to Battery Show

Ascend bringing new materials to Battery Show.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR077)
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.

Ascend to focus on driving e-mobility, sustainability and growth at K 2022

Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India at the EMG Pre-K event.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR073)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.

Ascend Pre K press kit

Chocolate Bayou exterior.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.

Trinohex® Ultra LIB electrolyte additive now available in EU

Ascend Performance Materials’ Trinohex® Ultra is now REACH-registered and available across the European Union.

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.

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.

Ascend to forego attending Plastimagen 2022, citing coronavirus concerns

Ascend Performance Materials will not be exhibiting at Plastimagen 2022, citing updated guidance and a travel advisory from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ascend to build HMD plant in China’s Jiangsu province

Ascend HMD plant signing ceremony.
On the left: Dr. Kevin Wu, Ascend’s managing director and SVP for Asia.
On the right is Mr. Zhao Houfeng, director of Xuwei New Area Management Committee.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR067)Ascend Performance Materials announced today it signed an investment agreement to construct a new hexamethylene diamine and specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China in the Xuwei New Area Park. The new plant will be Ascend’s first chemical production facility and the largest investment the company has made outside of the United States.

Ascend to expand compound production to Latin America

Ascend Performance Materials has announced plans to purchase a compounding facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico, growing its global footprint and expanding production capacity for high-performance engineered materials.