Ashland to Provide Builders with Hands-On Education about Composites at the 2015 Greenbuild* International Conference and Expo

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CompositeBuild.com highlights applications for commercial and residential construction

Ashland Performance Materials, a business unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), continues its initiative to help educate architects, engineers and builders through its sponsorship of the composite building materials website CompositeBuild.com. For the sixth consecutive year, Ashland will highlight some of the many benefits of composite materials during the 2015 Greenbuild* International Conference and Expo. The event, to be held November 18-19 in Washington, D.C., is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to "green" building.

CompositeBuild.com provides users with a convenient resource to research and learn about composite building products, and provides links to fabricators from whom users can get more detailed information on specific composite materials.

Ashland’s 2015 CompositeBuild.com exhibit will provide attendees with hands-on experiences that demonstrate key composite properties, such as corrosion resistance, high strength to weight, low thermal conductivity and design flexibility.

"The goal of the CompositeBuild.com site is to help educate the design and building community about the many ways that composites are being used in commercial and residential construction," said Bob Moffit, Ashland Performance Materials product manager for the Building and Construction market. "The website provides case studies of composites in building applications and outlines the performance and environmental benefits."

Find out more by visiting the CompositeBuild.com exhibit at booth #2905 during the expo or online at http://www.compositebuild.com.

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, 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 ashland.com to learn more.

About Ashland Inc.
Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including architectural coatings, adhesives, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. Through our three business units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline – we use good chemistry to make great things happen for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit ashland.com to learn more.

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Ashland Performance Materials
Media Relations
Sandra Derthick
+1 (614) 790-1957
saderthick(at)ashland(dot)com

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