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Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The Ashland Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges in personal and home care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, energy, and other industries. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones for consumer and industrial applications. The Ashland Performance Materials offers composite resins, water-based and energy-curable coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives, and elastomers that are used in the construction, transportation, infrastructure, boatbuilding, and packaging and converting markets. This segment also provides metal casting consumables and design services for foundry management; and styrene butadiene rubber primarily to the tire market. The Ashland Consumer Markets segment delivers automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants; automotive chemicals; and car-care products. This segment markets Valvoline lubricants; MaxLife lubricants for cars; NextGen motor oil; SynPower synthetic motor oil; Eagle One and Car Brite automotive appearance products; and Zerex antifreeze. It operates and franchises approximately 900 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

11,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/1/14
Founded in 1924

ashland inc (ASH) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $307.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Perfor...
Total Annual Compensation: $425.8K
Senior Vice President and President of Consum...
Total Annual Compensation: $388.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc. Presents at 3rd Annual Seattle Industrials Conference 2014, Sep-17-2014

Ashland Inc. Presents at 3rd Annual Seattle Industrials Conference 2014, Sep-17-2014 . Venue: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104, Washington, United States. Speakers: Jason Thompson, Director of Investor Relations.

Ashland Inc. Specialty Ingredients Expands HEC Production by 40%

Ashland Inc. Specialty Ingredients has announced that it will expand capacity at its Natrosol., hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing, China. This will increase capacity by 4,000 metric tons, or approximately 40%, over the next 18 months. The first phase of expansion will enable an additional 2,000 metric tons to be available in early 2015 to support the spring paint season. The second 2,000 metric tons will be available in late 2015. The HEC facility, four years old and employing more than 100 workers, is located within the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, a modern chemical manufacturing complex. Cellulosic polymer Natrosol is used as an additive in a variety of industrial and consumer products, such as latex paints, paper coatings, and personal care items.

Ashland Mulls Bolt- On Acquisitions

Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) continues to be interested in bolt-on acquisitions in its specialty ingredients business, Jim O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer of the company said.


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