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About Ascend

Ascend Performance Materials, the world's largest integrated producer of PA66 resin, is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals

Ascend Performance Materials, the world's largest integrated producer of PA66 resin, is a global premium provider of high-quality plastics, fibers and chemicals

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully integrated manufacturing facilities in the southeastern United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe, all dedicated to the innovation and safe production of nylon 6,6. With three of the world's largest chemical processing facilities, Ascend's materials form the building blocks for products used in everyday applications from apparel to airbags, cable ties to circuit boards and carpets to car parts. Ascend's 2,500 employees around the world are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and leading the development of nylon 6,6 solutions that inspire everyone, everywhere, every day.

Together, we're making a difference.

Together, we're inspiring everyday.

Our values

Our values

Our vision is to be the recognized leader in the nylon 6,6 value chain, creating new possibilities with PA66 for everyone, everywhere, every day. We achieve that through living our five Ascend values.

Six decades of experience producing PA66

Six decades of experience producing PA66

Our facilities have been been production sites and centers of innovation for nylon 6,6 and its intermediate chemicals since Chemstrand was chartered in 1949.

Decades of leadership

Decades of leadership

Ascend's leadership team, led by CEO Phil McDivitt, offers decades of industry knowledge, experience and expertise in plastics and chemicals.

Commitment to Zero

Commitment to Zero

We believe it is possible to operate with zero incidents – zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and environmental releases. We embrace this Commitment to Zero in every activity we do.

The Ascend Cares Foundation

The Ascend Cares Foundation

Ascend Cares is led by Ascend employees and supports Ascend families in their time of need, provides inspiring opportunities for community engagement and facilitates community leadership.