Ascend recently announced to build a new HMD plant in China. The new facility will serve to supply its global polyamide production.
Ascend plans to begin production at the end of this year and start up is planned for the second half of 2023.
The project will be the company’s first chemical investment that it has made outside of the United States.
“This new plant is a symbol of our growth in the region and the partnerships we have developed,” said Phil McDivit, Ascend’s CEO.
The new HMD plant will be located in Lianyungang, China in the Xuwei New Area Park.
Hexamethylene diamine (HMD) is a major raw material for the production of Nylon 66 (PA66).