Ascend steps up production of bulk high-concentration hexamine liquid
July 13, 2017
Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of specialty plastics, fibers and chemicals, announced today it has further accelerated production and delivery of bulk quantities of FlexaTram™-HMT-200, a high-concentration liquid hexamine product. The company announced in March the development of hexamine loading facilities and has been delivering lower-concentration FlexaTram™-HMT-100 since April.
Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou plant, located near Alvin, Texas, has produced hexamine for over 50 years, largely for captive use, and the new capabilities allow the company to support increasing customer demand. As the largest hexamine production plant in North America, Chocolate Bayou is ideally situated to serve producers of resin-coated proppants, used in oil and gas drilling.
“Having multiple concentrations helps us meet the unique needs of our customers,” said Finlay Morrison, vice president of specialty chemicals at Ascend Performance Materials. “It ensures that we are matching their production processes, making them more efficient. Our Chocolate Bayou team has made it possible for us to step up production and meet customer demand sooner than expected.”
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™.