Ascend is a global leader in proprietary technologies central to the production of chemicals and PA66 plastics and fibers.
Chemical intermediates begin with “raw” or “ingredient” chemicals, which are transformed through a series of steps in the manufacturing process. The substances produced during each step are called chemical intermediates. Ascend is a global producer of chemical intermediates, primarily for PA66/nylon applications.
The markets we serve include, Fuels, Water treatment, Agrochemicals, Animal Nutrition, Oil and Gas, Solvents & Cleaning, Coatings and Road construction. Read more...
- Acrylonitrile (AN)
Ascend operates the largest acrylonitrile production plant in the world at our Chocolate Bayou facility near Alvin, Texas. In addition to worldwide delivery capabilities via barge and ship, Ascend added new capability in 2015 for loading and delivery of acrylonitrile by railcar, tanker truck and ISO container throughout North America.
- Adipic Acid (AA)
Ascend provides high purity Adipic Acid (AA) in a variety of package sizes.
- Adiponitrile (ADN)
Adiponitrile is an organic compound with the formula (CH₂)₄(CN)₂. This substance is an important precursor for the synthesis of HMD, a primary component the polymer PA66.
- Hexamethylene Diamine (HMD)
Ascend Performance Materials LLC is one of the world’s leading producers of Hexamethylene Diamine (HMD).
- Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
Hydrogen cyanide is an inorganic compound with chemical formula HCN.