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Ashland expands Derakane® epoxy vinyl ester resin product line and availability

Published on 2009-03-31. Author : SpecialChem

BARENDRECHT, Netherlands -- The world's leading corrosion-resistant resin line, Derakane® epoxy vinyl ester resins from Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has been expanded and is also now more widely available.

In addition to industry-standard Derakane Momentum® 411-350 resin and the proven Derakane Momentum 510C-350 resin the newly-issued line card now includes Derakane 451-400 and Derakane 515-400 resins, which were derived from Ashland's Hetron® corrosion-resistant resins. This improved product line ensures the global availability of solutions for an extensive array of applications that call for the performance and consistency built into Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins.

"With the globalization of business, our customers need to have the ability to source our Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins in all corners of the world. This enhanced export product line supports that need and ensures our customers that the resin can be shipped to where it is needed," said Andy Beer, director, product management - vinyl esters, Ashland Performance Materials. "The key to any successful product enhancement is to ensure that legacy performance qualities are retained. Our scientists were able to achieve this goal."

Ashland recently introduced an enhanced customer assistance process that provides "round-the-clock" access to the company's global team of corrosion resistant composites experts. "Using this approach our customers and their questions regarding Derakane resins can receive recommendations from our global team in a timely manner," said Guy Schneider, product manager, Derakane, Europe.

Derakane resins are backed by ASTM C-581 corrosion testing and an extensive library of case histories that document performance in corrosion resistance applications. The industry-leading range of corrosion- and fire-resistant products from Ashland helps fabricators select the right resins for the environment and their applications.

Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, and metal casting consumables and design services.

About Ashland

Ashland Inc. provides specialty chemical products, services and solutions for many of the world's most essential needs and industries. Serving customers in more than 100 countries, it operates through five commercial units: Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, Ashland Hercules Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline) and Ashland Distribution.

Source: Ashland Inc.

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