Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is presenting a range of innovative application solutions for the coatings industry at Booth #823. “In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for products that combine high performance with an ability to meet strict regulatory requirements,” said Dale MacDonald, Group Vice President, Coatings Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients. “Waterborne coatings are the materials of choice. Our complete additive solutions, which include rheology modifiers, specialty surfactants, foam control agents and biocides, help pave the way for eco-friendly coatings solutions.”

Products being highlighted at the show include: Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) thickener for waterborne architectural coatings; Aquaflow™ nonionic synthetic associative thickeners (NSATs), which are APEO-free liquid additives for the highest performance coatings; Advantage™ and DrewPlus™ foam control agents; Dextrol™ and Strodex™ specialty surfactants; Nuosept™ in-can preservatives; and Fungitrol™ dry-film fungicides.

“We have a proven record of success with paint and coatings manufacturers globally, and we are committed to long-term growth with our customers,” commented Shruti Singhal, Global Marketing Director, Coatings Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients. “With our recent acquisition of International Specialty Products Inc., Ashland’s product portfolio for the coatings industry has been enhanced. The combined resources in production networks, staff experience and technical know-how position us strongly as a preferred partner within the industry.”