Ashland to Kick-Off 50<SUP>th</SUP> Anniversary of Hetron Brand Resin

Ashland Composite Polymers will begin a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of its Hetron corrosion and fire retardant resins at JEC, April 1 through 3, 2003, in Paris. Hetron is among the oldest brands in the corrosion industry.

Hetron resins were first used for harsh chlor-alkali environments and quickly gained acceptance and proven performance in pulp and paper bleaching applications. Today, Hetron resins maintain system-critical and environmentally friendly corrosion resistant and fire retardant properties in many applications and industries including power generation, chemical processing, mining and mineral processing, semiconductor, municipal water treatment, as well as construction and infrastructure.

"Ashland is proud of the five decades Hetron branded resins have provided its customers with proven technical success for their corrosion resistant and fire retardant applications," said Larry Baker, vice president and general manager, Ashland Composite Polymers. "While we celebrate the golden anniversary of a composite industry icon, we also celebrate our commitment to other specialty, marble/solid surface, marine and automotive resins – and the Ashland people who support them."

Ashland Composite Polymer’s business is a leader in supplying products, processes and composite technologies to the global marketplace for reinforced-plastic composites and gel coats.

Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc., is a leading, worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries including adhesives, automotive, composites, foundry, merchant marine, paint, paper, plastics, semiconductor, watercraft and water treatment. Visit to learn more about these operations.


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