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USA: Nylon 6,6 Value Chain Ascend Plans to Expand Production of Polymers and Intermediates

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Ascend Performance Materials announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 % to support the continued growth of its customers.

Ascend Performance Materials is the largest fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 66 resins.
Ascend Performance Materials is the largest fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 66 resins.
(Source: Ascend Performance Materials)

Houston/USA — The company will increase capacity of adiponitrile (ADN), hexamethylene diamine (HMD), adipic acid and polymers through 2018.

The manufacturer has been consistently adding capacity through their entire nylon 6,6 value chain since 2015, increasing production by 10 to 30 % depending on the product. Ascend sells polymers and intermediates into nearly every end use market and geography.

Earlier this year, the company consolidated nylon fiber production at its plant in Greenwood, South Carolina, and added compounding capacity at its site in Foley, Alabama, to better align its business with the market.

The company did not disclose the amount of capital investment related to the expanded production capacity.

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