AME™ epoxy vinyl ester and modified epoxy vinyl ester resins

AME™ premium marine resins have been the preferred and trusted resins for the most respected boat builders in the world for over 30 years. As one of the first premium resins ever designed for the marine industry, AME resins have a flawless record of providing long lasting performance that has yet to be equaled. These modified epoxy vinyl ester resins have been designed exclusively for the premium boat builder and great care has been taken to address performance and production needs.

Ashland has met and exceeded the expectations across North America and Europe with a history of being the Market Leader and having products with reliable, durable, real world performance. For the world’s top boat builders, Ashland has designed a complete line of premium epoxy vinyl ester resins to meet the demands of the market.  We develop exciting new solutions by collaborating with customers, entrepreneurs and industry partners to find new products and applications that not only elevate our customers’ business but also the industry.  Ashland’s boat building expertise, product development, and technical service will help you become a better, more profitable boat builder.

AME™ 1001 Workhorse epoxy vinyl ester resins provide improved toughness and performance over standard general purpose marine resins. Properties exceed Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Grade 2.


AME™ 5001 Premium epoxy vinyl ester resins deliver high performance properties and excellent blister resistance.  Properties meet ISO 122-15-1 small craft construction. 


AME™ 6001 100% epoxy vinyl ester delivers superior blister resistance and toughness.  Physical properties exceed ISO 122-15-1 Type A & DNV Grade 1 requirements.


AME™ 6441-800 PAT Tooling resin.  This 100% epoxy vinyl ester provides high heat distortion temperature (245 F) and tremendous flexibility (4.5% elongation) allowing for a tough durable tool.

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Wind Turbine Blades

AME is a tough epoxy vinyl ester resin designed especially for composite tool construction and blade repair.

  • Superior elongation, toughness and HDT
  • Germanischer Lloyd approved

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Resins and gelcoat technical & analytical services

Ashland’s global technology team includes skilled scientists, chemists, engineers and researchers who formulate specialty polymer products. With extensive experience in processes such as hand lay-up, spray-up and closed molding processes such as infusion, resin transfer molding, sheet molding compound, bulk molding compound, pultrusion and cured-in-place pipe, our development team can simulate the manufacturing environment in our world -class facility. This team then applies its specialty chemical expertise to customize polymers that enhance customers’ specific application needs. The team also offers chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy, spectrometry, thermal analysis and mechanical testing services that validate and verify applications of its products to ensure quality control and safety.


Composite polymers mechanical testing

Mechanical testing provides test data to characterize the mechanical integrity of molded resin castings, composites, laminates and sections of molded parts. The data is used to qualify materials for customer specifications, to help design materials for optimum end-use performance or to evaluate the effects of exposure environments on mechanical integrity. The material strength can be evaluated in a variety of deformations:
● Tensile testing – measures the stiffness and strength of a material as it is being pulled apart in tension.
● Flex testing – measures the stiffness and strength of a material as it is being deformed in three-point flexural bending.
● Fatigue testing – applies to a cyclical load or strain to the sample and determines the resiliency or durability of the material by measuring the number of cycles to failure.

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Product Types or Functions

Wind Turbine Blades
Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resin