Ascend

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals and is the world’s largest integrated producer of PA66 resin. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully-integrated manufacturing facilities located in the southeastern United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe, all dedicated to the innovation and safe production of nylon 6,6. With three of the world’s largest chemical processing facilities, Ascend’s materials form the building blocks for products used in everyday applications from apparel to airbags, cable ties to circuit boards and carpets to car parts. Ascend’s 2,500-person global workforce is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and leading the development of nylon 6,6 solutions that inspire everyone, everywhere, every day.
Together, we’re inspiring everyday.

More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com.

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 www.skcapitalpartners.com.

Disclaimer
Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter “Information”) are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof, Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. The full disclaimer of warranty and liability can be found at ascendmaterials.com/disclaimer.

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Ascend announces new agreement for European distribution of PA66 resins

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resins, announced today an agreement with thermoplastics distributor Resinex for the distribution of its Vydyne® PA66 resins. Ascend’s resins are used in the production of thousands of applications in the automotive, electrical and electronics, and consumer and industrial industries.

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR041)Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, announced today it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate, Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of Poliblend, which consists of virgin and recycled grades of PA66, PA6, PBT and POM.

Ascend to showcase biodegradable chelate and solvents for HI&I at SEPAWA

Ascend Performance Materials, a global provider of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, will exhibit its biodegradable FlexaTrac™ chelates and solvents at SEPAWA.

Ascend to showcase sustainability efforts at K 2019

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, will showcase sustainability efforts at K 2019. The company’s three-part strategy focuses its people, products and plants toward creating solutions that reduce emissions, waste and water use; providing careers that grow and support families; and fostering vibrant, prosperous communities.

Ascend to debut new fastener, films and E&E grades at K 2019

Vydyne ThermaPlus brings PA66 cable ties into higher temperature areas, including under the hood.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR037)Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, is showcasing new grades of its Vydyne® PA66 for cable ties and fasteners, films, and electronic and electrical applications at K 2019.

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR036)Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fiber technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019.

Ascend to launch new Vydyne® XHT, LCPA and HTPA at K 2019

With a high weld strength and long-term temperature resistance up to 230 C, Vydyne® XHT performs well in under-hood parts like integrated air intake manifolds.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR038)Ascend Performance Materials today announced plans to launch several new specialty polyamides at K 2019 to meet the growing needs of its customers. Among the new products are Vydyne® XHT, long-chain polyamides and high-temperature polyamides.

Ascend outlines growth initiatives, specialty products

Ascend Performance Materials announced growth plans – including new specialty polymers initiatives, capacity expansions and global developments – at a pre-K 2019 press conference last week in Antwerp, Belgium. Representatives of Ascend, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, also touted sustainability efforts.

Ascend to present new high-purity additives for paints and coatings at LACS 2019

Ascend to highlight new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at LACS 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR033)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will present two newly introduced high-purity grades of its Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the Latin American Coatings Show (LACS) 2019.

Ascend to showcase high performance chelate and clay stabilizers at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry

Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will showcase a number of specialty chemicals that improve oilfield production at the International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry. Among the products the company will feature are FlexaTrac-NTA, a high-performance biodegradable chelate, and Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM, two clay stabilization intermediates that outperform typical clay control salts.

Ascend to showcase latest Vydyne® PA66 innovations for automotive lightweighting, NVH reduction at Plastimagen México

Ascend to showcase latest Vydyne® PA66 innovations for automotive lightweighting, NVH reduction at Plastimagen México. (Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR030)Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 6,6 resin (PA66), will highlight its new Vydyne® R433H and R435H solutions for automotive lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness reduction at Plastimagen México 2019.

Ascend to debut new Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance additives at ECS

Ascend to debut new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at ECS.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR028)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will debut new high-purity grades of its Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the European Coatings Show.

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