Designing materials for the future

Lighter cars. Stronger buildings. Higher performance.

We have always lived in a material world and it’s the composite and intermediates and solvents technologies from Ashland Performance Materials that are helping to develop the materials of the future.

For years, leading automobile and truck manufacturers have searched for new ways to improve the eco-friendliness, safety and fuel-efficiency of automobiles, trucks and other transportation. Traditional heavy and labor-intensive materials like steel don’t contribute much to this goal. Our resins provide alternative materials to metal – materials that are helping engineers achieve greater flexibility, reduced weight and lower cost for all types of parts used on auto and truck bodies.

No matter the material, Ashland is helping make it perform better.

Our solutions provide an array of functional properties:

  • Corrosion resistance.
  • Fire retardance.
  • Ultraviolet, water and chemical resistance.
  • Heat and moisture resistance.
  • Design flexibility.
  • High mechanical strength.
  • Low hazardous air pollutant.
  • Impact resistance and scratch-proof.
  • Excellent strength-to-weight ratio.

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