HOUSTON--Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully-integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, will be showcasing its portfolio of Vydyne® nylon 6,6 products at Plastimagen, the largest plastics trade show in Latin America.
Ascend Performance Materials is one of the leading providers of nylon 6,6, which is used in automotive components, consumer goods, industrial products and electrical and electronic equipment. Nylon 6,6 fiber products are widely used in the tire, textile, air bag and carpet industries.
In addition to its portfolio of nylon 6,6 products, Ascend will highlight:
- Vydyne® grades for automotive cooling system applications. The company’s newest hydrolysis resistant materials (HR grades) can meet hydrolysis-aging requirements of 3,000 hours at 120 C with improved property retention performance to exceed the increasing demands of global OEM’s.
- Vydyne® J line of heat stabilized and electrically neutral grades for electrical and electronic applications. These glass reinforced grades provide excellent dimensional and thermal stability, improved insulation properties, chemical and corrosion resistance, increased melt flow and lower viscosity for fast cycle times, satisfy complex part geometry requirements and result in low extractables for increased productivity.
- Vydyne grades used in film packaging for meat and food products. These extrusion grades of nylon 6,6 provide low permeation and act as a superior oxygen barrier when compared to other materials.
Ascend also will have technical experts on hand to discuss the 2015 Body Exterior Category SPE Innovation Award-winning push-to-release fastener used in the Ford Motor Co. 2015 Mustang. This innovative and cost-saving clip is made with Ascend Vydyne 47H, an impact modified, heat stabilized grade for improved resistance to elevated temperatures.
“We are proud to offer our nylon 6,6 technology to help our Latin American customers in the automotive, packaging and electronics industries accelerate their business,” said Juan Toro, Ascend business development manager for Latin America. “This region is increasingly important to Ascend, and we are committed to nurturing our existing relationships and growing our customer base. Our commitment, combined with our manufacturing strength, will create long-lasting partnerships with our customers.”
Ascend Performance Materials will be at booths 2733 and 2735 at Plastimagen 2016. Members of the company’s sales, management and technology teams will be available to answer questions throughout the show March 8-11.
For more information on Ascend’s portfolio of nylon 6,6 solutions for automotive, electrical and electronic products, cable ties and fasteners, consumer products and industrial applications, please visit our Plastimagen web page.
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About Ascend Performance Materials
Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. Ascend is one of the world’s largest integrated PA66 producers, with its own in-house manufacturing facilities, ensuring total security of supply. Ascend’s product range has earned it an unequalled reputation for quality, innovative techniques and an enlightened approach to business that expands the horizons of possibility. With eight global locations and more than 3,200 people working at our sites around the world, Ascend has the inspiration, the expertise, the people and the attitude toward innovation to consistently deliver the right solution for customers.
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More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com.
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