Engineering World-Class Compounds
Ascend Performance Materials® added significant compounding capability at its facility in Pensacola, Fla. The new assets and the underlying technology have demonstrated significant benefits in terms of process productivity and part quality.
Ascend is a leading global provider of PA66 resin and compounds. Its fully integrated manufacturing assets are strategically located in the southeastern U.S., having close proximity to major sources of energy and key chemical feedstocks and easy access to sea ports to enable global trade. Ascend produces PA66 resin in Pensacola, Fla., and in Greenwood, S.C. Since 2005, Ascend has more than doubled its resin capacity, primarily in Pensacola, making it the largest PA66 resin producer in the world. Since 2010, Ascend has additionally focused capital and resources on producing high quality Vydyne® PA66 compounds.
In 2013, Ascend added a world-scale compounding line (30 kmt/yr) in Pensacola. The new line adds state-of-the-art capabilities for producing unique, high-performance compounds.
Ascend’s global compounding strategy is based on the following components:
- Quality: Ascend’s innovative process to produce Vydyne compounds will deliver class-leading consistency, cleanliness and performance.
- Reliability: Ascend offers a highly reliable global network of compounding assets and logistics to ensure uninterrupted supply.
- Scale: Ascend’s new high-capacity compounding assets near Pensacola polymer production use scale and integration of the PA66 resin production site.
- Geography: Ascend integrates its compounding center of excellence with resin and R&D assets in the southeastern U.S. In addition, customers in Europe, Africa and Asia who prefer local manufacturing benefit from Ascend’s strategic compounding partnerships in those regions.