Who gets energized to find new solutions?
Over 7 billion people now inhabit plant earth. This population has an almost unquenchable thirst for energy to power their cars, heat and cool their homes and keep industries and companies running. The need for energy is infinite, yet the planet is finite, so companies like Ashland are working to find new and innovative ways to help oil companies and service providers not only find oil and gas deposits, but extract them in the most environmentally way possible. In addition to capturing these precious resources, Ashland is also working to capture the power of the wind and the sun to provide renewable sources of energy. From resins to protect the large blades of windfarms to solvents used in the production of photovoltaic cells, Ashland is ready, willing and able to aid in solutions to recharge the energy market. Plug into Ashland and see what solutions they can find for you.
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Oil and Gas
Diggin deep to find solutions
The world's ever-growing population and its increasing demand for energy makes companies like Ashland dig deep to find solutions to quench the world's thirst for energy and fossil fuels. It doesn't take a gusher of solutions, just a few that work and work well. Ashland's knowledge and expertise has led to solutions that help increase the efficiency of oil and natural gas extraction for on-and off-shore operations.
Maximizing the oil and gas output from every source is the key concern for oil and gas companies around the globe. As a leading manufacturer of industrial chemical ingredients, Ashland products provide solutions for a wide range of applications. Our products include drilling fluids, stimulation fluids, completion fluids, and workover fluids, along with cementing slurries and production. We provide oil and gas service companies superior and cost-effective fluid performance across a broad range of pH, temperature and salt conditions. In addition to being versatile and widely compatible, many of our products are also environmentally friendly, biodegradable and PLONOR rated and many contain no hazardous or toxic compounds.
Generating ideas and solutions
Harnessing the power of both the wind and the sun requires products that stand up to the power, strength and awe of Mother Nature. It takes both a passion for alternatives and tenacity to find ways to capture and convert the suns rays and the North wind (as well as the East, West and South winds) into electricty to power homes, schools, hospitals and offices. As the world shifts to find reliable and renewable sources of energy, Ashland too adjusts its teams to respond to the changing needs and to refine and continuously improve solutions to make the world better and brighter.
When oil prices are up, so is the demand for renewable energy and, given the ever-increasing concern for the health of the planet on which we live, the need for alternative forms of energy continues to grow. As a leading specialty ingredient manfacturer, Ashland offers a variety of solutions to the renewable energy industry. Ashland binders offer several high-quality products that offer excellent solubility in numerous solvent systems.
Wind turbine blades are exposed to all types of weather conditions and with more windmills, being placed in the ocean, the damaging effects of salt, water and sun are intensified. Ashland offers several different types of resins for the manufacture of wind turbine blades. Resins resist the corrosion and deterioration that often occurs from exposure to water and salt. Gelcoats from Ashland provide another layer of protection, thus providing a multi-layer solution for generating wind energy.
Finding solutions for a longer life
Ashland goes the extra mile when it comes to finding solutions and now we can help you do the same with longer-life batteries. The rate of change in the world can leave some ideas in the rear-view mirror, but Ashland anticipates changing needs to stay one step ahead. It's not a 'plug 'n play' when you work with Ashland. The Ashland solvers look at all the positives and negatives of possible solutions and technologies to find the one that best fits your need. Recharge your products and markets through collaboration with Ashland.
Generating renewable energy from the sun and wind is a growing trend. How to effectively store this energy on a large scale is a growing challenge. The increased market for electric and hybrid vehicles creates an ever-growing need for longer-life batteries to expand the driving range. Ashland thrives on putting science and chemistry to work to provide solutions to these and other challenges. As a leading supplier of a wide range of specialty additives and ingredients Ashland provides binders to the lithium ion battery (LiB) industry. Soteras™ MSi, a unique binder for high-capacity silicon-based anodes found in lithium ion batteries, is among the most recent innovations from Ashland. Able to be processed using standard industry practices, its ability to control swelling results in superior cycle performance yielding longer battery life.