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Acrylonitrile (AN)

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

Product Stewardship Summary

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