In alliance with JHM
Technologies, Inc., New Boston RTM and SR Composites, LLC, Ashland Distribution,
has introduced “The Green Connection,” a program for closed-molding processes
focused on improving productivity and environmental performance.
Through the Green
customers, interested in transitioning production to Resin Transfer Molding
(RTM) and Lite RTM, have access to the broad capabilities of JHM Technologies
and New Boston RTM. In addition, the SR Composites’ sprayable vacuum bag
technology provides a powerful, production-proven solution to the Vacuum
Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) process.
“Our customers are looking
for ways to increase their efficiency and improve upon their environmental
stewardship,” said Don Belock, composites sales director, Ashland Distribution.
“Our offering provides the most effective way for us to help our customers meet
those goals. Our partners specialize in training, equipment, molds, tooling and
production, so by creating this connection we provide a true strategic benefit
for our customers.”
will be able to obtain the specialized skills, training and equipment for
closed-molding processes all from one source. Closed-molding processes have
proven reliability and improved cost efficiency, and it is Ashland’s
intent to ease the customer transition process for closed molding by bringing
this connection together.
reduce the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air
pollutants (HAPs). By reducing VOCs and HAPs, closed molding also provides an
improved environment for employees.
Vacuum bagging technology is
a vital part of the VARTM process. Ashland Distribution exclusively offers a
reusable, water-based sprayable infusion bag technology called SprayomerTM
elastomers from SR Composites LLC. The proven durability of the bag allows manufacturers
to reuse it for many cycles, which reduces the solid waste associated with
disposable bagging technology.
For more information, visit www.ashland.com