Chemical Processing

The industry standard

Hetron™ and Derakane™ vinyl ester resins were first invented by leading chemical companies searching for corrosion resistant materials for their aggressive manufacturing processes.  Hetron™ chlorendic polyester resins can replace the high nickel alloys often used in the piping and headers found in chlor alkali production units. Derakane™ epoxy vinyl ester resins displace metal alloys in an array of chemical processing plants including those that manufacture chlorine and caustic. 

FRP made with Ashland Derakane resins not only outperforms most alloys, but offers significant cost savings as well.   Even in harsh environments that have traditionally used Hastelloy or titanium, FRP resins are a more economical choice. The engineering team at Ashland conducted research to determine the relative cost of a variety of common storage vessels and the results showed that FRP is often significantly less expensive than traditional materials.

Chemical processing facilities around the world are replacing corrosion prone and high maintenance materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel and masonry with high performance, low maintenance and long lasting FRP materials.

Utilizing Ashland composite materials to reduce corrosion help increase the lifecycle of equipment, thereby reducing maintenance and replacement costs. We strongly believe in this technology and even use it in our own facilities around the globe.

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