Ascend Introduces New Grades of Specialty Amines

HOUSTON--()--Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, announced today the addition of several new grades to its specialty amines portfolio. The new grades offer enhanced performance in a number of oil and gas, coatings and asphalt applications.

“These new grades show our commitment to produce high-quality products to meet customer need,” said Maria Field, Ascend’s product manager for amines. “We are focused on providing the right solutions to our customers and filling critical needs in the market.”

Ascend’s new grades of specialty amines include:

  • FlexaTramTM-BHM-170, a product based on (bis)hexamethylenetriamine (BHMT), features ultra-low metal content and an improved color profile for enhanced performance in several oil and gas chemistries, including use in scale inhibition, corrosion inhibition and water clarifying.
  • FlexaTram-BHM-220, a formulated liquid BHMT product with improved handling, odor, health and safety profiles designed for use in asphalt anti-strip applications.
  • FlexaTram-DAM-200, a 1,2-diaminocyclohexane (DCH) product that 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, adhesives, oil and gas, and asphalt applications.

Other products under development include high purity BHMT material for multiple end-use applications and high purity DCH material as an epoxy curing agent.

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™.

To learn more about Ascend’s growing line of specialty chemicals, visit or visit the company’s booths at these upcoming trade shows: Specialty & Agro Chemicals America (September 6 – 8), ISSA Interclean North America (September 11 – 14) and Coatings Trends & Technologies (September 14 – 15).

About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals. 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 2,400 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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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


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Alison Jahn, +1 713-210-9809