Ascend Performance Materials is the largest fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 66 resins. Owning the manufacturing process from start to finish ensures quality and reliable production for our customers.
Ascend ensures the highest level of quality in all our products. The overall consistency in quality and reliable customer service make Ascend easy to work with by delivering the right product at the right time.
With a strong manufacturing base and global offices, including Shanghai and Brussels, Ascend has global reach to respond to our customers' needs with capacity and reliability. Our technical service team is dedicated to making your experience with Ascend world class.
Feedstock grades are formulated individually to obtain the optimal balance between the desired mixing level and integration of additives to PA66 backbone without sacrificing the flow characteristics and mechanical properties needed for the final application. Lower-viscosity resins (21LS and 21ZLV) enable mixing shearsensitive materials and high-percent filler concentration where distributive mixing is essential to the final product performance.
The compounded product will maintain its high flow and performance needed for the application.
Medium- and high-viscosity grades (21MST, 21Z-NT01A2, 21Z, 50BW, 21FS-R and 52BW-MS) provide dispersive mixing without causing degradation of PA66. The new 21Z-NT01A2 grade is unique in its class with its high concentration of amine end groups, which is proven to be an advantage for moisture sensitive formulations. Also, the new 21MST grade provides excellent melt viscosity stability against moisture throughout the extrusion process.
Ascend's portfolio of PA66/6 compounding feedstock resins
Ascend produces medium-viscosity PA66/6 random copolymers (88X, 85XFS and 86XFS) for compounds containing heat-sensitive additives and end-use applications that require good surface finish. These copolymer resins have melt temperatures varying from 235° to 255° C based on the comonomer concentration.
These copolymers are specifically designed to be used with FR packages and high mineral loadings.
The fiber spinning industry served by Ascend products includes the producers of fine and micro denier fibers for apparel, heavy denier fibers for tires and other industrial products, high-tech fibers for automotive airbags and parachutes, producers of carpet, tow and staple fibers and a wide range of monofilament fiber makers.
Nylon 6,6 offers a high melting temperature, superior dimensional stability (lower creep) and abrasion resistance, which enables it to be the preferential fiber for tire cord fabric and airbag applications.
In apparel textile fiber applications, nylon 6,6 offers smooth touch combined with superior color fastness, excellent stretch recovery, abrasion resistance and easy laundering.
Ascend Performance Materials, the world's largest integrated producer of PA66 resin, is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully integrated manufacturing facilities 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 employees around the world are 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.