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About Ascend

Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies.

Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies.

Our focus is on improving quality of life and inspiring a better tomorrow through innovation. Based in Houston, Texas, and with regional offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Detroit, we are a fully integrated material solutions provider with nine global manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and China. Our 2,600-person global workforce makes the plastics, fabrics, fibers and chemicals used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods. We are committed to safety, sustainability and the success of our customers and our communities. 

Our values

Our values

We create performance materials that improve the quality of life today and inspire a better tomorrow. 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.

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.