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Ashland Inc. invests in its packaging, printing and coating capabilities.

Published on 2008-07-18. Author : SpecialChem

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ashland's Specialty Polymers & Adhesives (SP&A) business recently installed additional equipment valued at more than $2 million to enhance service and capabilities for its printing, packaging and coatings product lines. SP&A is a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc..

The equipment was installed in Ashland's Columbus, Ohio, and Oak Creek, Wis., facilities. This investment marks a significant commitment to support current and future business growth and continues the company's expansion of its SP&A business. Ashland has been actively growing its SP&A business through acquisition and new product development. It has integrated its purchase of the former Northwest Coatings business and recently closed on its purchase of the pressure-sensitive adhesives and atmospheric-emulsions businesses from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, is a global leader in pressure sensitive and structural adhesives for the packaging and converting, building and construction, and transportation industries.

Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc., 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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