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: