Ascend build new hexamethylene diamine plant in China

Ascend to build new hexamethylene diamine plant in China

5:00 AM, 14th January 2022
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Ascend's new hexamethylene diamine plant signing ceremony in China. (Left) Dr. Kevin Wu, Ascend MD and SVP for Asia. (Right) Zhao Houfeng, director of Xuwei New Area Management Committee.

HOUSTON, US: Ascend Performance Materials announced it will construct a new hexamethylene diamine and specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China in the Xuwei new area park. The new plant will be Ascend’s first chemical production facility and the largest investment the company has made outside of the US. The plant will produce

HMD and specialty chemicals to supply Ascend’s global polyamide production and serve its regional customers.

Ascend will begin construction later this year with a plant startup targeted for the second half of 2023.

“Our growth is driven by increasing market demand and growing collaboration with our customers globally,” said Phil McDivitt, Ascend’s president and CEO. “The materials we produce are helping drive technological transformations across markets, from e-mobility to automation. Our new HMD plant positions us to continue supporting these transformations well into the future.”

Ascend, a fully integrated producer of durable engineered materials, serves a variety of sectors including automotive, paints and coatings, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, and cable ties and fasteners.

“China and Asia remain high-growth markets for us. This new plant is a symbol of our growth in the region,” said Dr. Kevin Wu, Ascend’s senior vice president and managing director for Asia.

Ascend signed a memorandum of understanding in November 2020 during CIIE in Shanghai with Xuwei New Area Park, witnessed by the leaders of Jiangsu Province and Lianyungang.

The announcement of the new site construction follows a series of acquisitions and capacity expansions to enable regional growth and continued global supply security.

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