about Ashland

Over the past decade, Ashland has transformed from a diversified oil and chemicals company into a global specialty materials company. Today, we are more than 4,600 employees operating under a business-centric model. At our core, is a compelling truth based on a deep study of who we really are, and what we can do like no other company.

We are solvers.

The drive to find ingenuous solutions in applied chemistry is our DNA. Our brand isn’t about how we look, what we say, or even what we make. The Ashland brand is our promise to our stakeholders. It is what we stand for and as we go to market around the world, we are essentially making a promise about what it will be like to work with us, and what we can accomplish together.

What do we promise?

We are passionate, tenacious solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the  competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

How do we solve?

We solve by questioning and through our ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable our customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.



Ashland employee Ron H. always solving

always solving™

We are committed to the “always” part of our brand promise. The relentless pursuit of ways to transform the efficacy, usability, allure, integrity, and profitability of our customer’s products is at the center of our jobs and what makes us an indispensable partner.
Ashland is a premier global specialty materials company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 4,600 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries.