Ascend Performance Materials is uniquely positioned for the production of specialty chemical products and blends based on our acids, amines and esters. We offer customized solutions through formulated products and are committed to providing superior technical support and customer service. We are continuously expanding our product portfolio and improving product functionality through investment in R&D and capabilities.
Ascend specialty chemicals are used in a wide range of applications:
- Paints and coatings
- Solvents and strippers
- Plastic additives and plasticizers
- Oil and gas
- Water treatment
- Lube esters and fuel additives
- Foundry resins
- Personal care detergents
Specialty Chemicals product portfolio
- Chem Coke
Ascend Performance Materials’ Chem Coke is made from high-quality, low-sulfur, low-ash coal. Our highly reactive, low-density coke works well in the production of ferro alloys and as a charge carbon for steel making because of its increased furnace burden porosity. Chem Coke is manufactured at our Decatur, Alabama, facility on the Tennessee River, allowing access to multiple modes of transportation: barge, rail and truck. Customers around the world trust Ascend to deliver the high-performance, consistent, quality products they need when they need them.
FlexaTrac™-AGS, a dibasic acid (DBA), is a mixture of adipic, glutaric and succinic acids produced at Ascend's Pensacola, Florida, plant. FlexaTrac-AGS is offered as a water-soluble liquid or as flakes with low metal impurities.
FlexaTrac™-DME is an excellent solvent for many applications. Ascend offers several grades and mixtures of FlexaTrac-DME, ranging from highly purified grades to specific mixtures of two or three ester components.
FlexaTrac™-NTA (sodium nitrilotriacetate monohydrate) is an aminopolycarboxylate with a primary function to control polyvalent metal ions in aqueous solutions by sequestration.
As a low VOC blend solvent, FlexaTrac™-PCM improves the environmental profile and reduces the cost of solvents used in oil and gas, agriculture, and paints and coatings applications. FlexaTrac-PCM is available in two grades (300 and 400), both of which are totally soluble with most common solvents.
FlexaTram™-BHM is a unique blend of bis(hexamethylene)triamine (BHMT) with formulated grades specifically designed for the oil and gas, coatings, paper, mining and asphalt industries.
FlexaTram™-DAM is a unique blend of cycloaliphatic and primary amines (C6 and heavier). Primary components are diaminocyclohexane (DACH) and hexamethylenediamine (HMD) as well as other multi-functional amines.
FlexaTram™-DNP di-n-propylamine is used as a rubber accellerator, in pharmaceuticals,in textile chemicals and in the electronics and agriculture industries.
FlexaTram-HMT-100 and FlexaTram-HMT-200, hexamethylenetetramine, are used to synthesize chemical compounds such as resins, plastics, personal care and rubber additives.
FlexaTram™-NNP n-propylamine is used as a catalyst for hardeners for epoxy resins, as a solvent and as an intermediate in pharmaceuticals, rubber chemicals, textile and leather, gasoline and lubricants and agro-chemiclas.
Hexatran™ (TAN-Triaminononane) is a unique trifunctional primary amine molecule and is available in a wide range of grades. The functionality and benefits of Hexatran are slightly different based on the market applications.
Hextranol™ is a superior and innovative coalescent for a wide range of paint applications.
Prionil® is a leading specialty nitrile, commonly known as propionitrile, which serves as a building block to make many key intermediates used in agricultural, industrial, personal care and other applications.