Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, South Carolina, plant.

The supplier said its multi-million dollar expansion would help meet growing demand for its new product line.

Launched in November 2020, HiDura PA610 and 612 products are used in a variety of automotive and electric vehicle, consumer goods, industrial and renewable energy applications.

“Exceptional ductility, UV weatherability and hydrolysis resistance give HiDura resins and engineered plastics reliable, long-term performance in some of the harshest conditions,” claimed Kaan Gunes, HiDura business manager.

Ascend, which claims to be the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, used its extensive polymerisation knowledge to expand capacity at Greenwood.

“We have been polymerizing PA66 in Greenwood for decades,” said Michael Walters, the senior site director.

“Our people understand how to consistently produce high-performance, high-quality materials safely and were excited to see the success of HiDura build off their work.”

Ascend continues to expand its HiDura grades.