Ashland’s Commitment to Growing the Composites Industry Leads the Building and Construction Community to Chicago AIA Show

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Stepping out as the right partner for the building and construction industry, Ashland is connecting architects and builders to composite materials.

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Ashland very much wants to partner with entrepreneurs to develop new applications and inventions that will ultimately grow the industry.

Design flexibility. Warmer, drier homes. Healthier, more comfortable living spaces. Ours is a material world and composites technologies like those from Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), are helping to develop the materials of the future.

Ashland has long been in the lead of bringing the composites and building community together beginning with, an unbranded, web-based resource for learning about composites and connecting the building industry to composite materials. At the last four Greenbuild expos, Ashland stayed the course exhibiting under the banner, further elevating awareness of composites technologies by providing education and sharing knowledge.

Now, in a bigger, more-public way than ever done in the past, Ashland will be driving composite education and industry growth by not only exhibiting, but also by sponsoring the common area in the first composites pavilion at a U.S. building and construction show – the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo. Representatives from Ashland will be on hand to meet with customers and prospects who want to work together to grow the composites industry.

To learn more, visit Ashland in booth #2008/#2009 or follow us on Twitter at the 2014 AIA Convention and Expo. The AIA Convention and Expo runs from June 26-28 and connects the world’s brightest architects, designers, innovators, provocateurs and thought leaders all in one place at one time, in the heart of America’s architectural epicenter – Chicago.

“The composites technologies we are providing to the building and construction industry present a multitude of advantages versus traditional materials,” explains Andy Beer, leader, Composites, North America, Ashland Performance Materials. “Ashland very much wants to partner with entrepreneurs to develop new applications and inventions that will ultimately grow the industry. We are fully committed to educating those unfamiliar with the composites story, how they’ve advanced over the years and the opportunities that exist within the commercial and residential home building space.”

About Ashland Performance MaterialsAshland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In addition, it offers leading chemical technologies in gelcoats, coatings, intermediates and solvents, and elastomers. Key customers include: manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto, truck and tire makers; and boatbuilders. Visit to learn more.

About Ashland
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline.
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