HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ascend Performance Materials announced today an expansion of its line of specialty amines. The company has added three new grades for use in energy, coatings and asphalt applications. The expansion is driven by customer needs and is the first in a series of new product introductions planned for 2017.
Ascend’s new grades of specialty amines include the following:
- FlexaTramTM- BHM-170, a product based on (bis)hexamethylenetetramine, features ultra-low metal content and an improved color profile for enhanced performance in several oil and gas applications, including use as a corrosion inhibitor and an absorbent.
- FlexatramTM- DAM-200, a product based on diaminocyclohexane, features improved chemical and mechanical resistance when used in epoxy coatings and composites applications.
- HexatranTM- 300 is a multifunctional product based on triaminononane that provides a cost-effective solution for use in coatings, oil and gas and asphalt applications.
Other products under development for launch later in the year include BHMT material and epoxy curing agents with higher purity levels.
Ascend’s specialty chemicals division manufactures FlexaTrac™ acids and esters, FlexaTram™ amines and FlexaTril™ nitriles. The company also offers several signature products, including Hexatran™, Hextranol™, Prionil™ and Trinohex™.
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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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