HOUSTON – Ascend Performance Materials’ Specialty Chemicals division has successfully produced its first full-scale production run of its newest trifunctional amine Hexatran. Customer testing of the amine has been active over the past two years and is now being commercialized into finished products out of Ascend’s Decatur, AL, facility.

Hexatran’s functional performance spans a wide range of market segments and applications, including coatings, asphalt, oil and gas, agrochem, adhesives, plastic additives, mining, and water treatment. Hexatran has a very low odor profile as well as a unique trifunctional amine structure that delivers unique performance in traditional applications.

“After many years of dedicated product development by the Ascend team and our customers, we are very pleased to announce the commercialization of Hexatran into the marketplace. We believe that Hexatran’s unique performance attributes combined with Ascend’s security of supply and competitive cost position will make it an ideal choice for our customers,” said Vice President of Specialty Chemicals Finlay Morrison.