INEOS Composites

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 gel coats, plus Neulon low-profile additives.

PO Box 2219
Columbus, OH 43216-2219 US

Additional Locations:
18th Flr., 1089 Zhongshan No. 2 Rd. South
Shanghai, CN
86 21 2402 4888

No. 54, 5th Flr., Maker Chambers VI, Nariman Point
Mumbai, IN

4th Flr., Sant Just Desvern
Barcelona, ES
34 93 206 51 20


As Seen In CompositesWorld

INEOS Composites’ Aropol resin emphasizes cosmetics, low shrinkage
Aropol LP 67400 unsaturated polyester resin is suited for above-water-line marine and pontoon small parts, as well as RV parts.

The markets: Construction (2020)
Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2020)
Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

INEOS Composites and Ashland after acquisition
INEOS Composites recently acquired the composites polymer business of Ashland, but Ashland’s adhesives business remains. See a breakdown of company products.

INEOS completes acquisition of Ashland Composites
Ashland’s Composites Business will become INEOS Composites, and will continue to provide gelcoats and glass fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP).

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Plastic Materials
Composite materials distributor Plastic Materials Inc. (Ontario, Calif., U.S.) is emphasizing products from several suppliers.

composite recycling

Decommissioned wind turbine blades used for cement co-processing
An initiative to recycle wind turbine blades includes the use of recycled glass fiber composites for cement manufacturing, replacing raw material and saving energy.

carbon fiber pickup box

Chopped carbon fiber, polyamide and innovation redefine the modern pickup truck bed
CarbonPro, the first thermoplastic composite box, boosts damage resistance, reduces mass 28 kg, scales to high production volumes.

composites in agricultural equipment

Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment
Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.

BBVA headquarters use composite sun panels made with Scott Bader Crestapol 1212 resin

Developing fire-resistant resins for composites
Ashland, Polynt-Reichhold and Scott Bader discuss chemistries, applications and future developments for FR composites.

SAERcore LEO micro sandwich for fire retardant composites

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

battery-electric vehicle

Energy storage in multifunctional carbon fiber composites
A need for lightweight energy storage technology is fueling the development of carbon fiber composite materials for car batteries and other electronics.

Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx, NY uses Tecnofire in its FRP wind fairings

Tecnofire adds fire resistance to transportation and infrastructure applications
Intumescent nonwoven veils improve the fire performance of composites in bridge, bus, building, marine and aircraft structures.


Ashland names VELOX distributor for Nordic region
Ashland has appointed VELOX as its new main composites distributor for the countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark.


Ashland to sell Composites business and German BDO manufacturing facility to INEOS
The transaction is expected to close prior to the end of the June 2019 quarter.

VELOX to distribute Ashland products in Nordics region
The agreement includes Ashland’s resins, gelcoats, bonding pastes and low profile additives. 

composites and advanced materials

2018 CAMX Award finalists announced
The winning entries will be announced and presented during the General Session at CAMX on Tuesday, Oct.16 in Dallas, TX, US.

satellite shipping container

Composite container protects satellites — on the ground
Cored composites add the strength, smoothness and portability needed for a container built to ship satellites over air, land and water.

Automotive tipping point?
CW Editor Jeff Sloan predicts a tipping point for autocomposites after attending this year’s Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE).


US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

Product Categories of INEOS Composites

  • 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
      • Release 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