03 August 2010
03 August 2010
Ashland Performance Materials has selected Barracuda Advanced Composites as its resin distributor for the Brazilian infusion resin market. Barracuda will market and distribute Arazyn, Aropol and AME resin brands to boat builders and other businesses throughout Brazil.
Barracuda specializes in providing resin solutions to Brazilian boat builders, but also services other composite manufacturers. “Barracuda is well known in domestic shipyards for delivering a high level of technical expertise,” said Rodrigo Oliveira, marketing and sales manager, Ashland Performance Materials, Brazil. “As one of the world leaders in high performance resin technology, Ashland is also well recognized for excellence in marine applications. By combining Ashland’s technology with Barracuda’s capabilities, marine customers will receive best-in-class service and performance.”
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