Ashland Performance Materials

FTA Experiences Explosive Growth in Membership
May 31, 2013

Over the past six months, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has welcomed 156 new members to its membership roster, 85 of which joined in the first quarter of 2013 alone. New members have cited networking, education and visibility as primary reasons for joining.

Ashland develops cold-seal adhesive for food packaging
July 21, 2011

Ashland Performance Materials, a unit of the US-based Ashland has developed a water-based cold-seal adhesive for the European food packaging industry. The Pureseal 23322E synthetic cold-seal adhesive provides benefits for flexographic food packaging printing that includes enabling shorter specialised runs, which are of particular importance in the confectionery bar market and that it can be applied as an overall coat or pattern. Ashland claims, the technology provides manufacturers with an opportunity to produce cold-seal flexible packaging on existing narrow-web press equipment. The adhesive seals packages comprised of biaxially oriented polypropylene (OPP), white OPP, metalised OPP, polyester and other substrates

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 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.