Resins from Ashland Performance Materials were used in the majority of projects recognized with Awards for Composite Excellence (ACE) from the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA).
Resins from Ashland
Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., were used in the
majority of projects recognized with Awards for Composite Excellence (ACE) from
the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA). Ashland
resins were used in six out of the 10 ACMA awards presented during the
organization’s recent annual meeting.
“The level of innovation
from our customers is unmatched. We are extremely pleased to see these
customers recognized for their work and we are happy that we could play a role
in that success,” said Gary Landsettle, vice president, sales for the Americas,
Ashland Performance Materials.
Harbor Technologies, LLC won the Infinite Possibilities award
with their Hybrid Composite Bridge Beam entry using Ashland’s
epoxy vinyl ester resin. The Innovations
in Green Composites Technology award was presented to Bedford Reinforced Plastics, which used Ashland’s
Envirez®resin technology to create a double-walled hybrid composite panel used to
replace drywall in some construction applications.
The Most Creative
Application award was presented to the AEWC
& Composites Center
at the University of Maine
for its Bridge-in-a-BackpackTMapplication featuring Ashland’s
Derakane®8084 resin. Ashland’s
vinyl ester resin was used by Ershigs Inc.
to capture the Technical Innovation for Corrosion Applications award for their
work in a carbon capture and sequestration application. The Pinnacle Award and Best of Show in cast
polymer applications went to Monroe
Industries Robal Glass’TMapplication of Ashland’s
Envirez resin technology in a tub and shower application.
Materials is a global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl
ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in
gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, and metal casting
consumables and design services.
Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH)
provides specialty chemical products, services and solutions for many of the
world’s most essential industries. Serving customers in more than 100
countries, it operates through five commercial units: Ashland Aqualon
Functional Ingredients; Ashland Hercules Water Technologies; Ashland
Performance Materials; Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline); and Ashland
For more information, visitwww.ashland.com.
Ashland Resins Used in Award-Winning Composite Applications
March 15, 2010