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Ashland Expands Production to Better Serve Eastern Europe

03 December 2006

An expansion that has doubled production capacity of Enguard bonding paste at Ashland’s Miszewo, Gdansk, Poland, facility will serve the growing demand for this product in Europe.

The additional capacity from Ashland Composite Polymers follows a recent expansion of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) resin production at Ashland’s Porvoo, Finland, facility.

“Ashland is a market leader in the Polish, Russian and Eastern European markets, and by investing in this new Enguard bonding paste and Aropol DCPD resin capability, Ashland shows strong commitment to the growing Central and Eastern European markets,” said Mikko Suomalainen, regional sales manager. “This expansion builds upon what Ashland has already done in the area by offering high quality polyester resins, DCPD resins, Maxguard low styrene emission gelcoats and now Enguard bonding pastes with high mechanical properties.”

Enguard bonding paste is used to join boat hulls with their decks during production and for various other composite applications where strong quality adhesion is required.