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Ascend Performance Materials to Exhibit at VDI Engineering Conference

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Ascend Performance Materials technical experts and sales team will showcase a range of its PA66 products for the automotive industry at the International Congress of Plastics In Automotive Engineering (VDI Conference) on March 29-30 in Mannheim, Germany. The company will display its latest technology produced to meet the changing needs of automotive OEMs, including materials that require enhanced resistance to hydrolysis, higher temperatures and chemicals.

Ascend’s Vydyne products deliver superior hydrolysis, chemical and heat resistance and are used in numerous automotive applications, including:

  • The new Vydyne ® R530HR PA66 grade delivers “best-in-class” thermal and hydro-aging performance for demanding automotive cooling system applications.
  • For fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, Ascend’s Vydyne ® PA66 HT-series provides high levels of resistance to property degradation after long term heat exposure.
  • The Vydyne ® J Series including R515J, R530J and R535J includes a selection of electrically neutral, heat stabilized and glass-filled grades that offer enhanced flow for the molding of thin wall parts and improved productivity as well as high dielectric strength and dimensional stability for miniaturized applications such as connectors and other intricate components.

Ascend Performance Materials is the world’s largest fully-integrated producer of PA66 resin. In automotive, its polymer products are used under-the-hood, in cooling systems, in interior components, exterior components, and powertrain. Ascend’s PA66 fiber products are used in air bags and tire cord.

NOTE TO EDITORS: ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS is a trademark of Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC. This trademark has been registered in jurisdictions throughout the world, including the United States of America.

About Ascend Performance Materials

Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. Ascend is 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.

Together, we’re making a difference.
Together, we’re inspiring everyday.

More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com

About SK Capital

SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm’s purpose is to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term economic value. SK utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio companies generate revenues of approximately $8 billion annually and employ approximately 9,000 people. The firm currently manages more than $1.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.

Contact information

Ascend Performance Materials
Alison Jahn, +1 713-210-9809
ajahn@ascendmaterials.com

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