Ashland, LLC

A global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins, including trademarked Derakane, Hetron, Aropol, Modar, Arotran, Polaris, AME and Envirez resins, as well as Maxguard and Enguard gelcoats, plus Neulon low-profile additives.

PO Box 2219
Columbus, OH 43216-2219 US

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IACMI, ACMA launch composite recycling project
The goal of this technical collaboration is to develop a mechanical and thermal recycling approach that captures both the energy value and residual ash/fiber.

CAMX and ACMA awards finalists announced
The finalists for the CAMX awards and ACMA’s ACE awards, to be bestowed at the upcoming CAMX event in Orlando, FL, US, have been announced. 

SMC in transportation

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

Composites at AIA 2017
The ACMA Architectural Division exhibited its 4th annual Composites Pavilion and 2nd annual COMPOSITES CHALLENGE for architectural students.

The story planning journey
Automotive materials and process innovation in the driver’s seat.

Ashland to buy Reichhold’s composites resin plant in France
The facility, which employs about 50 people, manufactures unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) used in a variety of end markets, including transportation and construction.

IACMI launches new project to optimize resins and sizings for vinyl ester/carbon fiber
The project will develop vinyl ester resin/fiber sizing/carbon fiber combinations that are styrene-free and that have room temperature storage capability of at least three months and cure times less than three minutes.

Composites for builders: Establishing structural foundations
Doors open to composites in residential and light commercial construction, above and below ground.

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

High-performance marine gelcoats
Ashland (Dublin, OH, US) has introduced Maxguard SCP, a new line of high-performance marine gelcoats that reportedly deliver multi-functional benefits, including excellent weatherability and dependability.

Composites extensively used in Air Force communication tower
The tower was fabricated by Composite Support & Solutions using Ashland Derakane vinyl ester resin designed for pultrusion.

SMC is on the upswing (and check out this design competition)
There’s a lot going on with sheet molding compound (SMC) right now, including a design competition for best SMC design, with the winner announced at Composites Europe.

Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.

Composite driveshafts in production vehicles
Perennially appealing to auto racing and supercar enthusiasts, the composite driveshaft, for a time, also found use, from 1980 though the early 2000s, on a few production cars and vans as well.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Pultrusion, 3D printing, automation and SMC are ACE winners
ACMA's Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced at CAMX 2016 in Anaheim, California, last week.

Ashland rebrands ahead of anticipated separation from Valvoline
Ashland, parent of Ashland Performance Materials, unveils new logo and new "Always Solving" corporate identity.

CAMX 2016 preview: Ashland Performance Materials
Ashland Performance Materials will give three presentations at CAMX this year.

Call for entries for CAMX Award and Awards for Composites Excellence
Enter the CAMX Award or Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) by July 1, 2016.

Carbon/epoxy Cadillac hood
Automated process for prepreg hood inner/outer cuts weight by 20% and yields Class A exterior out of the autoclave.

Product Categories of Ashland, LLC

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Vinyl ester
    • Unsaturated polyester
      • Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
      • Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
      • Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
      • Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, low-VOC/no VOC
      • Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
  • Gel coats
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
  • Casting resins
    • Unsaturated polyester
  • Compounds
    • Sheet molding (SMC)
  • Fillers
    • Calcium carbonate
    • Carbon black
    • Microspheres
    • Silica
    • Silica, amorphous
    • Talc
    • Wollastonite
  • Catalysts, promoters and curing agents
    • Curing agents, amines
    • Curing agents, others
    • Hardeners
    • Initiators
    • Peroxides
    • Other catalysts/promoters
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Coupling agents
    • Flame/smoke-suppressant additives
    • Low-profile additives
    • Thickening agents
    • Toughening agents
    • Viscosity control agents
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, hydraulic
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, steel
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Release agents
      • Mold releases, papers
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment
  • Supplies
    • Gloves
    • Hoses, vacuum
    • Release papers, coated
    • Respirators
    • Sanding discs/pads
    • Cleaners
      • Cleaners, solvents
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
Composite Structures & Components
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Carbon/carbon composites
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Machine calibration services
  • Materials analysis
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural