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K 2013: Ascend starts up nylon-6,6 compounding facility at Pensacola

7:35 AM MDT | October 16, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Duesseldorf

Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) announced today at the K 2013 plastics trade show, taking place in Düsseldorf, the start-up of a new compounding line at Pensacola, FL. Ascend produces nylon-6,6 resin there and at Greenwood, SC. Ascend has more than doubled its resin capacity since 2005, primarily at Pensacola, making the company one of the largest producers of nylon-6,6 resin, the company says. Ascend has also, in recent years, invested capital and resources to expand production of its Vydyne-branded compounds. The new 30,000-m.t./year compounding...

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