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 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
(800) 209-2475

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

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Additive manufacturing: Big and going commercial
A demonstration of large-format 3D printing delivers parts for an excavator cab, from CAD data to ready for assembly, in only five hours.

Big composite container protects vital satellite
Before they experience the vibrations of launch and the rigors of the space environment, satellites first have to make it to the launch pad. Pagnotta Engineering Inc. (PEI, Exton, PA, US) was called upon by Orbital ATK (Dulles, VA, US) to design a shipping box to protect Orbital ATK’s GEOStar-3 geosynchronous satellite bus structure, during shipment.

Vitralit UV 4802

New Products: April 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of new products for the composites industry.

Ashland launches new Derakane resin
New resin improves manufacturing efficiencies and lowers emissions with an innovative styrene suppressant technology while maintaining the performance of the legacy Derakane lines.

Ashland releases Derakane Signia
Resin offers added features while maintaining the chemical performance of the legacy Derakane line.

Composite fendering piles fit the bill
Composites replace wood in New Jersey marine fender project.

The rear wall of the Audi R8 Spyder, manufactured by BENTELER-SGL.

Highlights: SPE ACCE 2017
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.

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.

SMC + D-LFT: A hybrid box for the Gen 2 Ridgeline
D-LFT optimizes vertical component functionality while first use of weatherable SMC eliminates paint, reduces mass and stands up to tough-duty use.

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.

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