AscendAscend 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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Ascend bringing new materials to Battery Show

Ascend bringing new materials to Battery Show.
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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.

Koketa begins sampling garments made with Acteev® antimicrobial technology

Koketa begins sampling garments made with Acteev® antimicrobial technology.
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Koketa, a brand of premium womenswear based in Peru, has begun sampling leggings, undergarments and workout wear featuring Acteev® Protect fabric. Produced by U.S. manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials, Acteev incorporates the odor-fighting and mildew-destroying antimicrobial benefits of zinc ions embedded into the matrix of superior nylon yarns and fabrics.

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric

SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A inactivated by zinc-embedded nylon fabric.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR063)An international team of scientists and engineers from the University of Cambridge, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ResInnova Labs and Ascend Performance Materials has found that a nylon fabric embedded with zinc ions successfully inactivated 99% of the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common flu.

Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI

Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR061)Ascend Performance Materials has successfully challenged a lithium-ion battery technology patent held by Samsung SDI. In a final written decision, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that all of the challenged claims were invalid for multiple reasons.