COLLIERVILLE, TN – AOC, a leading supplier of resins and specialty materials, has acquired the maleic anhydride business and manufacturing facility in Neal, West Virginia, from Ashland Global Holdings. The purchase of the maleic anhydride business not only fortifies the supply chain for a critical ingredient in the production of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) — AOC’s primary business — but also provides new opportunities within the maleic anhydride merchant market that were unattainable prior to the acquisition.

“We are delighted to have the maleic anhydride business as a part of our company and welcome the employees who have made it successful to the AOC family,” said Joe Salley, Chief Executive Officer, AOC. “We are excited about the growth prospects, not only as a source for our internal consumption but for the merchant market as well.”

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. is a global specialty materials company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives and architectural coatings.