There is no substitute for 50 years of proven reliability


When it comes to corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) tanks,pipes, pultruded profiles, ducting and custom components, Ashland’s Derakane™ resins have defined a legacy of excellence in FRP applications from chemical processing, water treatment and pollution control, to mineral processing and pulp & paper. Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins deliver exceptional:

  • durability
  • superior heat resistance
  • low maintenance
  • high performance

With unparalleled depth in resin choices, Ashland can determine the right processing and performance characteristics for nearly any corrosion resistant application.

Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resins have been providing unmatched reliability and trust to customers for 50 years. With worldwide resources, including dedicated Ashland corrosion teams across the globe, we are ready to continue providing innovative corrosion-resistant solutions and application guidance for your specific need.

Because failure isn’t an option, corrosion applications require world-class solutions from the global leader in resin chemistry. Ashland is that global supplier.


Thom Johnson is the Specialty Resins Market Manager for Ashland’s Performance Materials’ Corrosion Resistant and Fire Retardant Composites business. During his 35-year career, Thom has worked extensively in the field of corrosion resistant Fiber-Reinforced Plastics as well as Industrial Coatings and Water Treatment.



Our Corrosion Team provides free Lunch & Learn seminars for design engineering firms and chemical plant owners. Seminars include:

  • Managing Corrosion with FRP
  • Inspecting FRP Equipment
  • Resin Chemistry for Corrosion Applications
  • Coatings and Linings for Corrosion Service

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