Ashland Introduces Low Styrene Resins While Maintaining Performance and Manufacturing Needs

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Aropol L 67314 resins deliver a noticeable reduction in the styrene odor and improved cosmetics over standard general purpose marine resins.

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), works with the best boat builders in the world providing them with new technologies for decades that deliver unmatched quality and performance. Ashland’s newest product captures the latest trends and needs for high-performance boats.

Aropol L 67314 resins deliver a noticeable reduction in the styrene odor and improved cosmetics over standard general purpose marine resins.

“Ashland’s technical service team has an industry-leading reputation for solving problems. We work closely with our customers to understand specific application challenges so we can recommend the best product to meet their business objectives,” said Charlie Fisher, Recreational Markets Product Manager for Ashland. “Our latest Aropol product delivers against an unmet need of the market. The resin achieves the desired appearance and process times while meeting current and future regulatory standards.”

Standard lab styrene tests show that Aropol L 67314 resins helped reduce emissions by 30 percent. Due to lower styrene content of the resin, much reduced styrene emissions are expected

Emission prevention and reduction in the workplace, health concerns about styrene, and air quality standards are fundamental drivers for governmental regulatory agencies to demand lower styrene in composites manufacturing. Ashland has created a low styrene resin that can minimize exposure to styrene vapors thus creating a more pleasant, safer workplace.

To learn more about Aropol L 67314 resin or Ashland’s wide range of products for the marine industry, visit ashland.com/marine.

About Ashland Performance Materials
Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In addition, it offers leading chemical technologies in gelcoats, coatings, and intermediates and solvents. Key customers include: manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto, truck, and boat builders. Visit ashland.com 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 ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our three commercial units – Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, and Valvoline.

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