Ashland Inc.

Ashland Releases Flexible Packaging Safety White Paper
January 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

Ashland has released a new white paper to help educate the industry on flexible packaging safety issues in the food market. With the rapid pace of flexible packaging growth, converters and materials suppliers could be at risk of recalls and legal action as safety regulations catch up.

Supplier News April 2011
April 1, 2011

News on suppliers to the package printing industry, including Ashland Performance Materials, Flint Group, Eastman Kodak Company, Avery Dennison and more...

Ashland, Flint Group Sign Distribution Agreement
March 11, 2011

Coatings and adhesives from Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., that are marketed to North American narrow web label, tag and wrapper converters, will now also be available from Flint Group.

Ashland Completes Acquisition of Hercules
November 21, 2008

COVINGTON, Ky. and WILMINGTON, Del.—Ashland Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hercules Incorporated, creating a specialty chemicals company serving many of the world’s most essential needs and industries.

Ashland Completes Purchase of Air Products
July 18, 2008

COVINGTON, Ky.—Ashland Inc. announced that it has completed the purchase of the pressure-sensitive adhesive business and the atmospheric emulsions business from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The $92 million transaction includes manufacturing facilities in Elkton, Md., and Piedmont, S.C. “We are very excited to now bring this strong line of products to our portfolio and expand our offering to customers,” said Marcello Boldrini, vice president, Ashland Performance Materials, and general manager, Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives (SP&A). “This is a highly desirable addition to our current adhesives and coatings platform.” The purchased operations, which will now merge into Ashland’s SP&A group, had sales of

Ashland to Buy Air Products Adhesive and Polymer Assets
June 20, 2008

COVINGTON, Ky.—Ashland Inc. recently signed a definitive agreement with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for an asset purchase of Air Products’ pressure-sensitive adhesive business and its atmospheric emulsions business. The $92 million transaction includes manufacturing facilities in Elkton, Md. and Piedmont, S.C. The purchased operations, which will merge into Ashland’s Specialty Polymers & Adhesives business group, had sales of $126 million in 2007, principally in North America. Approximately 80 employees will transfer to Ashland upon closing of the acquisition, expected by June 30, dependent upon a number of standard closing conditions, including regulatory review. Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, a business group of Ashland

Protective Coats
April 1, 2007

Coatings are somewhat unsung heroes in the package-printing world. They provide many important functions, yet most people don’t even know they’re there. These people don’t care either—except that if the coatings weren’t there, they might not like the label or package as much, might even complain about it, or worse yet, might not buy the product. Whoa, Nellie! “Houston, We’ve got a problem.” “Iceberg dead ahead!” Now, we’ve got somebody’s heart pumpin’. Coatings to the rescue No, coatings can’t help much when it comes to world calamities, but if the heart that’s “pumpin’” happens to be a product manager, now we’re playing in