Ascend to showcase line of low-VOC, recyclable and biodegradable additives at European Coatings Show

HOUSTON – March 27, 2023 – Ascend Performance Materials will showcase its line of specialty chemicals and sustainable solutions at the European Coatings Show. Experts will be on hand to discuss the company’s high-performance, high-purity amines as well as biodegradable and recyclable solvents for the industry.

“Our chemistries offer customers many advantages in the coatings and adhesives market,” said Dave McNeece, Ascend’s business director for specialty chemicals. “Our amines can improve the curing, flexibility and durability of coatings, while our solvent additives offer sustainable alternatives to high-VOC, non-recyclable alternative products.”

Ascend, a fully integrated producer of durable materials, has a sustainability strategy based on three pillars: empowering people, innovating solutions and operating without compromise. Ascend has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2030 and recently announced two new efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products.

McNeece and the Ascend team will be on hand at the show to discuss product offerings, including FlexaTram-BHM bis-hexamethylene triamine; FlexaTram-DAM amines; FlexaTram-HDA hexamethylene diamine; and Hexatran triaminononane.

Biodegradable and recyclable solvents include FlexaTrac®-DMA dimethyl adipate; FlexaTrac®-DME-100/200 high-purity ester blends; FlexaTrac®-DMG-500 dimethyl glutarate; and FlexaTrac®-DMS-400 dimethyl succinate.

Ascend will be at stand 3-650 in hall 3 at the European Coatings Show in Nuremburg, Germany, from March 28-30.

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Notes for editors

About Ascend Performance Materials
Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies. Our focus is on improving quality of life and inspiring a better tomorrow through innovation. Based in Houston, Texas, and with regional offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Detroit, we are a fully integrated material solutions provider with nine global manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Our 2,600-person global workforce makes the engineered materials, fabrics, fibers and chemicals used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods. We are committed to safety, sustainability, inclusion and diversity, and to the success of our customers and our communities.

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