WILMINGTON, DE — Ashland has opened a new architectural coatings technical service laboratory in Singapore. The new laboratory expands the company's footprint to provide local customer support in Southeast Asia.

"Our new Singapore laboratory will have a positive and immediate and impact on our ability to support customers in the region and to respond faster and more efficiently," said Chris Brown, Vice President, Coatings and Construction, Ashland.

Ashland is a global leader in rheology modifiers, specifically the additives portion of paint formulations. The new facility reinforces Ashland's strategic plan to strengthen relationships with customers and focus on additives innovations designed for local market needs.

"We've been building our relationships with customers in South East Asia for years," said Hilbert Esselbrugge, Global Innovation Lead, Specialty Additives, Ashland. "Our investment in the region demonstrates our commitment to solve customers' complex problems with specialty additives innovations. This new lab, along with our Technical Center of Excellence in Shanghai, China, is an important investment for our future."

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