Acrylonitrile (AN)


Ascend Performance Materials operates the largest acrylonitrile production plant in the world at our Chocolate Bayou facility near Alvin, Texas.

Ascend delivers acrylonitrile by railcar, tanker truck and ISO container throughout North America and via barge, ship and ISO container throughout the world.

Acrylonitrile uses

  • Nylon 6,6
  • Acrylic fiber for clothing, blankets and textiles
  • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastics for automotive components, electronics, appliances and toys
  • Acrylamide for wastewater treatment and oil and gas production
  • Nitrile rubber for medical gloves
  • Carbon fibers in the aeronautics, automotive, sporting equipment and clean-power industries
  • Specialty amines used as surfactants for personal care products
  • Polyester polyols for polyurethanes
  • Latex polymers for paper coatings and other applications

Ascend advantages

  • World-scale plant on the Texas gulf coast
  • Decades of safe operations, delivery and use
  • Industry-leading reliability
  • Continued investments in unique process technologies
  • Focused commitment to our markets and customers
  • Responsive sales and customer service organizations

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