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Ashland Helps Fiber-Tech Achieve EPA Environmental Award

Fiber-Tech Inc. recently received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment award for switching to an acetone-free working environment. The switch was made as part of a program established by Ashland Distribution, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc.

The award recognizes initiatives that create a safer working environment. The use of U.S. Polychemical Corp.’s Acrastrip® cleaning fluid instead of traditional acetone meets the criteria as outlined by the EPA. The cleaning fluid, available exclusively through Ashland Distribution, provides a safe, non-flammable option for industrial cleaning in composite applications. The program designed by Ashland helps customers achieve EPA recognition for environmental stewardship. It was through this program that Fiber-Tech, a custom molder of fiberglass composites for national and international OEM markets, received recognition from the EPA.

The EPA recognizes Acrastrip cleaning fluid as a “Design for the Environment” product, and, as such, customers who have successfully implemented a program with Acrastrip cleaning fluid can be recognized for that achievement.

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