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Ascend introduces HiDura long-chain polyamides

November 19/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) - Ascend Performance Materials has launched several new grades of its HiDura long-chain polyamides (PA) for engineered plastics, monofilaments and cable ties. HiDura polyamide 610 and 612 are designed to provide exceptional dimensional stability and long life with enhanced resistance to chemicals, impact and abrasion, as per the company's press release.

Ascend, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, has developed multiple new grades of HiDura PA610 and 612 for use in automotive fuel system and brake line applications, cable ties for solar power systems, battery seals and monofilaments for brush bristles.

Customers choose Ascend because they can rely on our materials performance in some of their most challenging applications, said Kaan Gunes, HiDura business manager. We developed HiDura to endure in extreme conditions and uses. Whether used in a connector for solar panels or as brush bristles, our customers can count on HiDura LCPAs to perform well over the life of the application.

Our customers are responding to broader shifts in the market and their products reliability is a key differentiator, said Isaac Khalil, senior vice president of Ascends polyamide business. We support our customers growth plans with high-performance materials and the application development, processing and technical expertise to get the most out of those materials.

As MRC wrote previously, in May 2016, Ascend Performance Materials said it had put plans to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant on hold because of market conditions. The two-train project at Chocolate Bayou, TX, with a combined capacity of more than 1 million m.t./year of propylene, was expected to become the largest such facility in the United States and cost an estimated USD1.2 billion. It has already been delayed once from the original onstream date of 2016 to mid-2019. Ascend is expected to use the UOP Oleflex PDH technology.

Propylene is the main feedstock for the production of polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 880,130 tonnes in the nine months of 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports, exluding producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply increased exclusively of PP random copolymer.

Ascend Performance Materials is a global leader in the production of Nylon 6,6.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP random copolymer, propylene, compounding, car components, batteries, cable, panels, poliamid, Ascend Performance Materials, Polyamide 610 L, Polyamide PA66, Russia, USA.
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