Where to find us

Learn about the latest innovations and talk with the experts. We're at the top conferences and exhibits worldwide. 

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08/16/2016 - 08/19/2016
Booth 213, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD
Ashland Performance Materials

With a focus on industry response to new operational and environmental challenges for power plants, and a streamlined format, the MEGA Symposium returns in 2016 through the combined efforts of four key industry players – the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA).

The 2016 MEGA will provide a forum for sharing approaches, successes, and challenges complying with these regulations in light of the changing mission (“flexible operations”) of fossil-fueled electric generating units, as well as technology options for compliance with the Clean Power Plan.  

Stop by the Ashland booth (#213) and register for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.

For more information, please visit http://megasymposium.org/

Exhibit Hours:  
Date Start End
Tuesday, August 16 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 9 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18 9 a.m. 4 p.m.

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09/07/2016 - 09/09/2016
Booth P7, Novi, MI, U.S.A.
Ashland Performance Materials

The Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) will be holding their annual conference and exposition September 7 – 9 in Novi, MI. The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other ground transportation applications. ACCE is the world's leading automotive composites forum. The event provides excellent networking opportunities and draws speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Visit Ashland at Booth P7 to learn more.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website.

Exhibit Hours:  
Date Start End
Wednesday, September 7 6:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 8 6:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9 6:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

Join us for these Ashland presentations:

Light Weighting, Bond Line Read Through and Consideration of Temperature Induced Cyclic Stress – Michael Barker

Development of Ultra Low Density Class A SMC with Reduced Water Absorption – Michael Sumner

Low VOC /Low Odor SMC for Interior Applications – Husam Rasoul

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09/07/2016 - 09/09/2016
Booth 514, Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Ashland Performance Materials

The Specialty & Agro Chemicals America will focus on the chemical products and technologies that have specific applications for the agrochemical and specialty chemical manufacturing markets.

Ashland is exhibiting.  Come see us at Booth 514.

For more information, please visit http://chemicalsamerica.com/.

Exhibit Hours:  
Date Start End
Wednesday, September 7 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 8 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday, September 9 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

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09/11/2016 - 09/15/2016
Booth 211, Québec City Convention Center, 1000, boul. René-Lévesque Est, Québec, (Québec) G1R 5T8
Ashland Performance Materials

Over 1,500 mineral processing experts, academics and industry professionals from more than 60 countries will gather to explore and discuss the important issues and trends currently shaping our industry and its future.

Ashland is exhibiting.  Come see us at Booth 211.

For more information about the event, visit the convention website.

Exhibit Hours:  
Date Start End
Sunday, September 11 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
Monday, September 12 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

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09/26/2016 - 09/29/2016
Booth No.E14, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Ashland Performance Materials

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering  (SAMPE), the two leading composites and advanced materials industry organizations for nearly 60 years, are once again hosting CAMX, an event that connects and advances all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities.

Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In addition, it offers leading chemical technologies in gelcoats, and coatings. Key customers include: manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto and truck manufacturers; and boatbuilders.

For more information, please visit the convention website.

Exhibit Hours:    
Date Start End
Tuesday, September 27 9:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 9:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Ashland Presentations

Jonathan M. McKay, Ph.D.

Monomer-Free Vinylester Resin for Prepreg Applications

Speaker:Jonathan M. McKay, Ph.D.


The composites industry has continually shown interest in reins with improved mechanical properties and rapid cure times while demonstrating compatibility with a range of reinforcing fibers. These characteristics can be essential to a composites manufacturer seeking to answer the demands of prominent market trends such as lightweighting and emissions reduction.  In this report we detail the development of a styrene-free vinylester resin suitable for prepreg applications. Investigations regarding resin stability and optimal cure conditions in both continuous fiberglass and carbon fiber systems will be discussed.

Andrew Maher, Ph.D.

Achieve desired appearance and process times in a challenging regulatory environment with low styrene resins and gelcoats

Speaker: Andrew Maher, Ph.D.


Recent developments in the regulatory landscape continue to put pressure on boat manufacturers to reduce styrene emissions and reduce worker exposure. Ashland has taken steps to lower emissions from resins and gelcoats. Join us as we present new ways to help reduce worker exposure and meet new regulations.

Kevin Lambrych Mike Stevens

Use of Fire Retardant Resins and Gelcoats in Mass Transit, Architecture, and Building Materials

Speakers: Kevin Lambrych and Mike Stevens


The goal of this session is to educate the audience on the material science of fire retardant (FR) composite materials base on fiber reinforcement, thermoset resins and gelcoats. Compared to traditional metal, wood and masonry based construction materials, composites offer benefits such as improved weight savings, ease of transportation, simplified on-site assembly, good strength and durability. With these benefits in mind, fire performance is often one of the first properties considered by engineers and architects when selecting composite materials for use in mass transit and building applications.

This session will review the chemistry of fire, the types of phenolic, unsaturated polyester, modified acrylic, epoxy and epoxy vinyl ester resins used, how halogen and non-halogen based resins and gelcoats achieve good fire performance and the effect of reinforcement and filler content on flame spread and smoke development.  This session will cover the various test methods (UL 94, ASTM E162, ASTM E662, BSS7239, SMP800-C, ASTM E 84, NFPA 285 and NFPA 286) used to evaluate the FR performance of composite materials. The audience can expect to learn the basics of FR test specimen fabrication and evaluation. Participants will gain an understanding of how FR test data relates back to selection of composite materials for mass transit, architecture and construction applications. Methods used to evaluate weathering, durability and ascetics of composite materials will also be discussed.  Real world case histories will be used to highlight how FR composite materials have been used successfully for many decades in mass transit, building and architecture.


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10/04/2016 - 10/06/2016
Booth 940, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Ashland Performance Materials

IBEX is the world’s leading technical boat-building showcase delivering a unique forum where the marine industry can do business, share ideas, and accelerate new product development.

Ashland is exhibiting. Come see us at booth 940.

Visit ashland.com/marine to learn more.

For more information about IBEX 2016, please visit http://www.ibexshow.com.

Exhibit Hours:

Tuesday, October 5 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 7 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.