Ascend Performance Materials to Exhibit No-Shock® Anti-Static Fiber at IFAI Expo 2016

HOUSTON--()--Ascend Performance Materials will showcase its No-Shock® anti-static fiber at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2016 being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. No-Shock® is a permanent, bi-component anti-static fiber for use in consumer, industrial and military apparel. The material is based on Ascend Performance Materials’ nylon 6,6 fiber, manufactured at the company’s Pensacola, Florida facility.

“Fibers like No-Shock® are growing in demand because they offer customers in the uniform and apparel industries new clothing options that make their lives easier. No-Shock’s® bi-component fibers dissipate static, repel lint and dust, and improve drape and laundering results in garments,” said Harrie Schoots, business development manager for Ascend Performance Materials. “And because our fibers replace chemical finishes, our customers have the choice for a more environmentally-friendly option which lasts for the life of the garment.”

Ascend Performance Materials is a fully-integrated manufacturer of nylon 6,6-based fiber, nylon 6,6 resin, intermediate chemicals and dozens of specialty chemicals. Ascend’s fiber products are used in air bags, apparel, carpet, textiles and tire cord, among other applications.

Members of the Ascend sales team will be on hand throughout the show at booth A1349. IFAI Expo 2016 is one of the industry’s largest annual trade shows. More than 400 companies are expected to exhibit at the event this year.

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About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. Ascend is one of the world’s largest integrated PA66 producers, with its own in-house manufacturing facilities, ensuring total security of supply. Ascend’s product range has earned it an unequalled reputation for quality, innovative techniques and an enlightened approach to business that expands the horizons of possibility. With eight global locations and more than 3,200 people working at our sites around the world, Ascend has the inspiration, the expertise, the people and the attitude toward innovation to consistently deliver the right solution for customers.

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Release Summary

Ascend Performance Materials will showcase its No-Shock® anti-static fiber at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo this week in Charlotte, N.C.


Ascend Performance Materials
Alison Jahn, +1 713-210-9809