Media Advisory: 10-12 April 2018

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:

  • Hextranol E, an ultralow-VOC, low-odor and biodegradable coalescing aid that produces superior film integrity at low loading levels, saving money without sacrificing performance. Hextranol E works with a variety of workhorse resins and on substrates with varying levels of porosity.
  • Hexatran, a trifunctional amine that works well as a crosslinker and improves cure time and chemical resistance in epoxies and can produce a non-yellowing isocyanate with superior chemical and weather resistance.
  • FlexaTrac-DME Specialties, a range of high-purity, low-VOC and biodegradable dibasic ester solvents and carriers available in custom blends for specific functionality.
  • FlexaTram-DAM-950, a high-purity 1,2-diaminocyclohexane used as a crosslinker. Ascend is one of only two producers of high-purity DACH.

Ascend Performance Materials (booth 844) will be exhibiting these unique and sustainable solutions at the American Coatings Show, April 10-12, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Representatives will be on hand to speak on the company’s product offerings for paints, coatings, epoxies and adhesives.

Finlay Morrison, VP of specialty chemicals
Jeff Petersen, product manager
Jamie Haseltine, product manager

Booth 844, American Coatings Show
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Reader enquiries

Ascend Performance Materials
JP Morgan Chase Tower
1010 Travis Street, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002
+1 713 315 5700

Notes for editors

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.

Together, we’re making a difference.
Together, we’re inspiring everyday.

More information about Ascend can be found at

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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Editorial enquiries

Osama Khalifa
Ascend Performance Materials

+1 713 315 5826

Rita Verschuuren

+31 164 317 024




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