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Specialty Chemicals

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:

  • Coatings and adhesives
  • Solvents and strippers
  • Plastic additives and plasticizers
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
  • Water treatment
  • Lube esters and fuel additives
  • Agrochem
  • Inks
  • Grouting
  • Foundry resins
  • Asphalt
  • Personal care detergents

Featured products

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.

FlexaTram®-BHM(C12,H29,N3) is a set of specially formulated grades of bis(hexamethylene)triamine (BHMT) with uses in oil and gas, asphalt, paper, coatings, and mining industries CAS 68411-90-5.

FlexaTram™-DAM is a unique blend of cycloaliphatic and primary amines (C6 and heavier). Primary components are diaminocyclohexane (DCH) and hexamethylenediamine (HMD) as well as other multi-functional amines.

FlexaTram-HMT-100 and FlexaTram-HMT-200, hexamethylenetetramine, are used to synthesize chemical compounds such as resins, plastics, personal care and rubber additives.

Hexatran™ (TAN-Triaminononane) is a unique trifunctional primary amine molecule and is available in a wide range of grades.

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.

Trinohex® Ultra is high-purity 1,3,6-hexanetricarbonitrile, an electrolyte additive proven to improve the performance and extend the life of high-voltage lithium ion batteries.

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NTA "greener option" compared to EDTA, says Chemical Week

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