Specialty and Industrial Coatings

Solutions for special situations

The teams at Ashland work often work at opposite ends to find the solutions from beginning to end.  This applies to paints.  When it comes to paints and coatings we work closely with our customers and each other to find solutions to put it on as well as take it off.  To cover all wall textures, inside and out, we draw upon our expertise in rheology to deliver the best texture to cover yours.

Ashland provides a full range of additives used to enhance the performance and efficacy of many different specialty coatings. The line includes organic and inorganic polymers and products used to affect rheology, gloss, application, and foam control.

Ashland’s Natrostone™ H30 rheology modifier is water-soluble polymer specifically to thicken liquid-applied paint formulations that give the appearance of stone when applied to exterior walls. Natrostone H 30 thickener provides excellent water-whitening resistance, sprayability and storage stability.

Ashland’s cellulose ethers are used to thicken solvent-based paint removers and provide easier application, enhanced vertical cling and can slow rapid solvent evaporation. Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose and Culminal™ methylhydroxypropylcellulose products that are particularly effective in these formulations.

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Advantage™ foam control agents Antara™ 430 Polectron™ 430 polymer BLO™ gamma butyrolactone Culminal™ and Combizell™ methylcellulose derivatives Culminal™ methylcellulose derivatives Drewplus™ foam control agents Gafgard™ coating systems Gafquat™ copolymer V-Cap™ vinyl caprolactam ShipShape™ resin cleaner 2-Pyrol™ 2-pyrrolidone NMP - N methyl 2 pyrrolidone (M-Pyrol™ solvent)