Ascend provides nylon 66 for many of today's airbag fiber spinning companies, including Ascend's own airbag fiber production facility in South Carolina.
In addition, Ascend has been used to produce the world’s best sewing threads for more than 20 years. Together, these high-tech fibers add value to the products people use every day all over the world, whether it’s in their cars, in their homes or even on their feet.
Ascend polymer is used to make low-denier fiber for weaving into parachute fabric as well as heavy-denier fiber for producing narrow-woven fabrics. It is also used to make fiber for printing machine tape and it's used in making "magic tape." Ascend is used in important military applications that demand rugged dependability and it adds value to countless articles found in nearly every home.
Ascend is supplied as medium RV 'wet' chips and can be solid state polymerized by the customer to a level meeting all of the typical technical fiber spinning and product requirements.
- Airbag Fiber
The Ascend NIF product portfolio has fibers for airbag fabric in the denier range of 420 to 840, including 3 and 6 dpf products, with tenacities from 9.0 to 9.5 gpd. The product portfolio for tire cord fibers has deniers in the range from 840 to 2520, with tenacities up to 10.5 gpd.