Ascend Performance Materials Returns to Chinaplas 2016 to Showcase Vydyne® Nylon Portfolio

HOUSTON--()--Ascend Performance Materials, one of the world’s largest fully-integrated producers of polyamide 6,6 opened its exhibit today at Chinaplas 2016. The company's Vydyne® PA66 material is recognized for its superior performance in automotive components, consumer goods, industrial products, cable ties and fasteners, textile goods and electrical and electronic components. Vydyne® PA66 fiber products are widely used in air bags and tire cord.

Under the theme “inspiring everyday,” the company will highlight its material solutions including new Vydyne® PA66 glass reinforced (15-35%) grades for automotive and electrical and electronic components; a new Vydyne® PA66 non-halogenated unreinforced flame retardant grade; and hydrolysis-resistant Vydyne® PA66 grades for automotive cooling system applications. The company also will display solutions used in cable ties and fasteners, food packaging and consumer apparel.

“Ascend’s long history of nylon 6,6 technical expertise combined with our world-class operations and continued investments position Ascend well to help our customers in China and throughout Asia stay competitive and grow their business,” said Phil McDivitt, president Ascend Performance Materials.

Ascend also will have technical experts on hand to discuss the 2015 Body Exterior Category SPE Innovation Award-winning push-to-release fastener used in the Ford Motor Co. 2015 Mustang. This innovative and cost-saving clip is made with Ascend Vydyne® 47H, an impact modified, heat stabilized grade for improved resistance to elevated temperatures.

For more information on Ascend’s portfolio of PA66 solutions for automotive, electrical and electronic goods, cable ties and fasteners, consumer products and industrial applications, please visit

NOTE TO EDITORS: ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS is a trademark of Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC. This trademark has been registered in jurisdictions throughout the world, including the United States of America.

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.

Together, we’re making a difference.
Together, we’re inspiring everyday.

More information about Ascend can be found at

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


Ascend Performance Materials
Alison Jahn, 713.210.9809

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Ascend Performance Materials returns to Chinaplas 2016 to showcase Vydyne® nylon portfolio


Ascend Performance Materials
Alison Jahn, 713.210.9809