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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graphene nanotubes for intrastructure

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2019)
Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

Hinckley Yachts’ Dasher features carbon fiber/epoxy construction and electric propulsion

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)
NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and molds are also gaining momentum.

composites

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).

styrene

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

CFRP subframe

Teaming to define what automotive CFRP could be
Ford and Magna explore a high-volume chassis front subframe build from co-molded chopped fiber and noncrimp fabric SMC.

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

Ashland partners with Velox for composites distribution in France
All activities previously managed by Quimidroga, will transfer to VELOX France SAS (Paris, France) as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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
      • 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