innovation and R&D overview

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Ashland has been at the forefront of designing, synthesizing and producing specialty additives and ingredients that are essential to everyday life.

We design our materials to deliver key functional attributes including sustainability, rheology, solubilization, film formation, stiffness, flexibility, and more that enable our customers’ products to provide the benefits consumers demand. Our solutions address key global megatrends and our products range from oral solid dose pharmaceuticals, natural, nature-derived and biodegradable ingredients for personal care, and water-based solutions for paint.

Ashland supports this broad range of products and applications because of our solid expertise in polymer science. With deep understanding of polymer design and assembly, Ashland produces a wide variety of homopolymers, copolymers, graft copolymers and crosslinked copolymers on platforms constructed from natural and synthetic building blocks.

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From our broad base of materials and capabilities, Ashland quickly adapts to new market trends as consumer preferences and needs change. In addition, Ashland is well positioned to be a critical partner to new and emerging application fields, especially where new polymer functionalities are required. Ashland's core technologies include natural extracts & biofunctionals, functional nutrition solutions, polysaccharides, acetylenics, polyesters, polyethers, monomers and functional molecules.

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Ashland global technology brings together scientists in applied research, biodegradation, encapsulation, measurement science, process technology, process safety and digital innovations to enable a comprehensive team approach to collaboration, execution and delivering on the most challenging technical projects to help our customers provide solutions to the consumer. 

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