Royal DSM and Ascend Performance Materials Inc. announced that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the supply of compounds based on polyamide 66 (PA66). Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the strategic supplier to DSM for PA66 base-polymer used as raw material for Akulon® PA66 compounds for engineering plastics applications. In addition, DSM will distribute Ascend's portfolio of PA66 compounds sold under the brand name Vydyne®.
“Our alliance combines the best of both companies; high quality products with security of supply and excellent application support when and where it is needed,” says Roelof Westerbeek, President DSM Engineering Plastics. “Customers all around the world now have access to a full portfolio of Akulon PA66 compounds and Vydyne PA66, together with enhanced application development and innovation capabilities from both Ascend and DSM.”