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Ashland announces new European distributor agreements

Published on 2008-03-07. Author : SpecialChem

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc., has announced two new distribution agreements in Europe for DERAKANE® epoxy vinyl ester resins. The agreements, which go into effect March 15, are with T&T Metalli e Compositi in Italy, and Romar-Voss in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg) market. The move replaces the current distributor for DERAKANE resins in those regions.

These agreements extend the existing relationships between Ashland, T&T Metalli e Compositi and Romar-Voss, which currently serve composite fabricators in their respective regions as distributors for Ashland's full line of polyester, vinyl ester, acrylic and phenolic resins, premium gelcoats, and low-profile additives.

"We are very pleased to expand our product portfolio with T&T and Romar-Voss to include our industry-leading corrosion- and fire-resistant DERAKANE resin technology," said Stefan Osterwind, commercial director, Europe, Ashland Composite Polymers. "In addition to their proven logistics capabilities in their regions and experience in the European composites market, T&T and Romar-Voss both share Ashland's commitment to delivering technology and service that will drive innovation within the composites industry."

Ashland Composite Polymers is a leader in supplying products, processes and technologies to the global marketplace for composites and gelcoats.

Ashland Performance Materials is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals and customized services to the building and construction, packaging and converting, transportation, marine and metal casting industries. It is a technology leader in metal casting consumables and design services, unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gelcoats, and high-performance adhesives and specialty resins.

Ashland Inc., a diversified, global chemical company, provides quality products, services and solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. A FORTUNE 500 company, it operates through four divisions: Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Distribution, Valvoline and Ashland Water Technologies.

Source: Ashland


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