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

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.

Among the applications on display in Ascend’s booth will be electrically neutral grades for electrical connectors; high-temperature and hydrolysis-resistant compounds for automotive applications; and impact-modified grades for connectors and cable jacketing.

Ascend will also highlight its newest nylon 6,6 product: Vydyne FR350J. Vydyne FR350J is an unreinforced, flame retardant nylon 6,6 for use in unattended appliance electrical connectors. It has the highest possible glow wire ignition temperature (GWIT) rating at 960°C at all thicknesses.

Finished parts made with Vydyne FR350J exhibit a best-in-class glow wire end product testing (GWEPT) of 775°C. It also has superior melt flow and requires lower pressure to fill molds; reducing cycle times and production costs. Vydyne FR350J has a wide processing window and is color stable for natural and colorable applications.

“Each of our products is designed with two priorities: processability and functionality,” said Juan Toro, business development manager for Latin America at Ascend. “Engineers and designers can count on Vydyne to help solve design problems, and processors and molders can count on productivity and material efficiency.”

Ascend will be at booth 2246 at Plastimagen 2017 in Mexico City from Nov. 7-10.

For more information about Ascend’s process-efficient nylon 6,6 resins and compounds, stop by the company’s booth at Plastimagen or visit

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About Ascend Performance Materials
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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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

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