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Ashland's Envirez® Resin Product line now includes Corrosion Resistance

Published on 2010-02-22. Author : SpecialChem

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Corrosive industrial environments can now be controlled in a more eco-friendly manner thanks to a new formulation that brings corrosion-resistant properties to Ashland's Envirez® resin. Envirez resin from Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is the industry's first commercially available unsaturated polyester resin containing renewable materials.

The new formulation, Envirez 7241 T-15 resin, is a pre-promoted thixotropic corrosion-resistant isophthalic polyester. The technology can be used to fabricate durable, corrosion-resistant equipment. Envirez 7241 T-15 can be applied in hand lay-up and spray-up applications to create products such as fume hoods, ducts, tanks and pipes in applications where corrosion resistance is required.

"This new product is ideal for fabricators who serve the municipal wastewater and agricultural industries," said Thom Johnson, corrosion industry manager. "Bids are often awarded to the fabricator who can provide the most environmentally sustainable solution. Envirez 7241 T-15 isophthalic polyester resin will give those fabricators a decided edge in winning new projects."

Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) made from the Envirez resin line can also contribute credit toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED*) points from the U.S. Green Building Council. Envirez 7241 T-15 contains 24 percent recycled content and contributes to LEED credit MR-4. Ashland continues to evaluate renewable and recycled raw materials with the goal of assisting customers to meet market demands and environmental goals.

Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, and metal casting consumables and design services.

About Ashland Inc.:

Ashland Inc. provides specialty chemical products, services and solutions for many of the world's most essential industries. Serving customers in more than 100 countries, it operates through five commercial units: Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, Ashland Hercules Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline) and Ashland Distribution.

Source: Ashland Inc.

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