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.
- Acrylonitrile (AN)
Acrylonitrile (AN), also known as vinyl cyanide (CH2=CH-C≡N), is a high volume commodity chemical with worldwide production of more than 10 billion pounds per year.
- 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 the polymer PA 6,6.
- AGS Mixture
AGS MIXTURE (50%) is a blend of adipic, glutaric and succinic dibasic acids produced at our Pensacola, Florida plant.
It is produced by the nitric acid oxidation of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone. In this reaction, intended to produce Adipic Acid, a relatively small percentage of Glutaric and Succinic Acids are produced.
- Amine Heads (DCH, HMD, Amine Mixture)
Amine Heads (DCH, HMD, Amine Mixture)
- Dimethyl Esters (DME)
Dimethyl Esters (DME’s) are clear, colorless liquids employed in a wide variety of applications such as solvents, formulating agents and chemical intermediates with a unique combination of high solvency power, low volatility and high flash point.
- Hexamethylene Diamine (HMDA)
Ascend Performance Materials LLC is one of the world’s leading producers of Hexamethylene Diamine (HMDA).
- Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
Hydrogen cyanide is an inorganic compound with chemical formula HCN.
- Propionitrile (PN)
Ascend is a leading producer of propionitrile (PN). PN can be used as an intermediate for the manufacture of amines, acids, amides and ketones and as a reaction or crystallization solvent. Ascend is uniquely positioned as a large-scale producer and global distributor of PN.
- Triaminononane (TAN)
Triaminononane (TAN) is a low molecular weight specialty performance material with three amine groups of equivalent activity.
(4–aminomethyl – 1,8 – octanediamine) Trifunctional amine with low molecular weight.
- Trisodium Nitrilotriacetate (NTA)
NTA is a trisodium salt of nitrilotriacetic acid and has been used as a chelating (binding) agent for more than 50 years.