specialty additives


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.

Sustainability is a part of everything we do.

From responsibly sourced materials to increasingly sustainable manufacturing operations and coatings solutions, Ashland has integrated environment, social, and governance (ESG) into our business strategy as a critical business capability which includes checkpoints within the innovation process to drive sustainable solutions. Our innovations deliver on customer needs without compromising performance while considering the communities where we operate and the planet.

Ashland additives for architectural and industrial coatings are targeted for our customers’ environmentally friendly water-based formulations, with our core natrosol™ product line produced from naturally derived cellulose.

Through Ashland's localized leadership model, we drive regional and customer-focused decision making and innovations. Together, we formulate by country, culture, and for the consumer to deliver the best product formulation tailored for specific market needs. These cutting-edge innovations enable paint and coatings manufacturers to rethink modern coatings, resulting in improved performance and safety of our customers’ products.

paints and coatings

Our coatings innovation efforts are focused on improving the ESG footprint of our product portfolio while providing the needed performance to our customers.

In 2022, we launched natrosol™ frs 1500, bringing HEC functionality in a liquid product. This innovation improves handling, resulting in a more efficient production process and a safer, dust-free work environment for the coatings producer.

batteries and energy storage

And we’re not taking our foot off the pedal when it comes to zero- or low-emission electric and hybrid vehicles’ need for lithium-ion batteries. Our wide range of specialty additives and ingredients include unique binders for high-capacity silicone-based anodes. Our binders are easy to use with high integrity and they are sustainable; bondwell™ cmc binders contain at least 77 percent renewable carbon. They are fluorine-free and enable water-based formulations for solvent-free, zero-VOC anodes. We have completed product life cycle assessments for key bondwell™ cmc binders and are using this data to understand the environmental impacts of the product.

Ashland solutions are built on the foundation of safe, compliant, and responsible operations as we continue our journey responsibly solving for a better world. paints and coatings

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