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Ashland Launches Derakane Signia at JEC World 2018

06 March 2018

Ashland is introducing a new Derakane resin at JEC World 2018. Derakane Signia resins are built on the same backbone as the legacy Derakane lines, but bring added features and benefits.

The new formula has a detection system to verify the integrity of designs wherever corrosion-resistant fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes and tanks are specified. Built on unchanged polymer chemistry, Derakane Signia resins offer the same corrosion resistance, mechanical properties and better processing.

“With the launch of Derakane Signia, Ashland demonstrates its continued commitment to this market with a product that delivers additional benefits to our customers and end users," says Andrew Miller, Commercial Director, Composites. "Our team of experts, with a combined experience of more than 200 years, have developed something that raises the bar in the industry.”

The added features of Derakane Signia improve manufacturing efficiencies and lower emissions with an innovative styrene suppressant technology. The resins are formulated to provide a no-prep surface, increased secondary bonding and reduced gassing for faster consolidation and less processing time and labour. Reduced odour and less dust help provide a better overall work environment for employees, and a longer shelf life allows Derakane Signia resins to maintain workability for an extended timeframe.

“Our customers and their customers will appreciate the benefits that Derakane Signia resins bring to them," states Michael Jager, Technical Service Manager at Ashland. "While the resins aim to enhance productivity and environmental performance at our fabricators with their unique low styrene emission and ‘no-prep’ features, the identifiability resolves a long-awaited request by end users to facilitate the validation of the resin identity. All this is achieved while maintaining the proven outstanding chemical resistance of our Derakane resins.”

Visit Ashland in Hall 5, Stand L41 at JEC World 2018.





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