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

HOUSTON – October 22, 2019 – Ascend Performance Materials, a global provider of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, will exhibit its biodegradable FlexaTrac™ chelates and solvents at SEPAWA.

Ascend’s FlexaTrac-NTA boasts a higher binding capacity that other popular chelates. NTA is up to 50 percent more effective at chelating metal ions than EDTA, with the additional advantage of being readily biodegradable. In industrial and institutional solutions, FlexaTrac-NTA can improve both cleaning and environmental performance.

“Reducing environmental impacts is an important part of the decision in choosing NTA over the alternatives,” said Maria Field, Ascend’s business manager for FlexaTrac-NTA. “We continue to invest in the global availability of this effective chelate because it remains unmatched in its mix of performance, cost-effectiveness and environmental-friendliness.”

The company will also feature its biodegradable dimethyl ester solvents, marketed as FlexaTrac-DME specialties. FlexaTrac-DME solvents offer low volatile organic compound content, low to no odor and miscibility with most organic solvents. They are effective at removing grease and oils, and as a carrier solvent for scents.

Ascend representatives will be at SEPAWA in stand E719 in Berlin from October 23-­25, 2019.

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About Ascend Performance Materials

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.

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