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FAKUMA SHOW DAILY
Ascend revises its carbon footprint plan to higher goal
By Frank Esposito
Plastics News Staff
Ascend Performance Materials
is ahead of its own sustainability
goals.
The Houston-based materials
fi rm now aims to have its carbon
footprint reduced by 90 percent
vs. 2018 levels by 2030. Previously,
Ascend's goal was an 80
percent reduction, but it had already
reached 68 percent by the
end of 2022.
" We continue to make signifi -
cant investments to support customer
growth, " Isaac Khalil, senior
vice president and chief commercial
offi cer, said at Fakuma 2023.
" We've expanded our product
portfolio in every region, with local
service and innovation. "
Ascend has spent more than
$200 million on sustainability
efforts
in
recent years. " When
customers come to us, they're
looking for a reduced carbon footprint,
and we can offer certifi ed
post-industrial and post-consumer
recycled content, " Khalil said.
" Post-industrial has worked
well for us because we can provide
predictable supply and consistent
quality, " he added. " Customers'
overall need is to fi nd a
partner to work with for continuous
improvement. "
Regional Vice President John
Saunders said recycled nylon " has
been used for 60 years, but we now
Ascend is debuting precolored,
metal-detectable,
Vydyne-brand nylon 6/6
compounds designed for
cable ties and fasteners
for industries where foreign
object contamination
causes health concerns.
Ascend Performance Materials photos
have global customers that need a
certain level of recycled material
in automotive, electrical/electronic
or consumer applications. "
Ascend also can help customers
meet sustainability goals by
sharing carbon credits through
carbon insetting, according to
Khalil. " We can use the whole
toolbox, " he added.
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At Fakuma, Ascend is debutpre-colored,
metal-detectable
Vydyne-brand nylon 6/6
compounds. The new materials
are designed for cable ties and
fasteners for industries where
foreign object
contamination
causes health concerns, such as
in pharmaceutical and food processing
facilities.
Offi cials said the new material
" meets the most stringent performance
standards and simplifi es
the supply chain for cable tie and
fastener producers. " They added
that the new Vydyne " reduces the
need for additional tolling or masterbatch
steps and ensures the
material performs as intended
right out of the box. "
Metal-detectable Vydyne materials
are globally available
and offered in two blue-colored
grades with high- and low-impact
strength. Beyond cable ties and
fasteners, both grades also target
safety-critical applications in machined
plastic stock shapes and
any consumables that require
HACCP-managed food safety.
ASCEND PERFORMANCE
MATERIALS
Hall B5, Booth 5217
Earlier this year, offi cials said
Ascend is seeing growth in its
Bioserve-brand line of materials
with plant-based content. Bioserve
grades use plant-based raw
materials, such as soybean oil or
forestry waste.
Other sustainable products
from Ascend include ReDefyne
recycled-content nylon 6/6 resins,
which can have up to 100 percent
post-industrial and post-consumer
content. Ascend introduced
its ReDefyne lineup at the K 2022
trade show. ReDefyne can be used
in engineering applications and
engineering compounds.
In late 2022, Ascend purchased
a majority stake in California-based
carpet recycler Circular
Polymers LLC and renamed
the business Circular Polymers
by Ascend. Lincoln, Calif.-based
Circular recycles post-consumer,
high-performance polymers including
nylons 6 and 6/6, polypropylene
and PET.
Ascend ranks as a global leader
in nylon 6/6 resins and compounds.
The fi rm has annual
sales of more than $3 billion and
is a unit of New York-based investment
fi rm SK Capital Partners.
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