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Ashland researchers to present on new Pliogrip adhesive

News International-French

21 Mar 2012

The success of today’s composites manufacturers is largely driven by innovation in structural design as well as continuous advancements with the environmental, health and safety aspects of manufacturing, handling and use of composite materials.

At the JEC trade show to be held in Paris March 27-29, Ashland Performance Materials researchers will present technical papers highlighting innovations in structural adhesive chemistry and key insights into the future use of cobalt in room-temperature curing of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR). Both papers will be featured during the ”Technical Sales Presentations” program to be held in the Agora Area (X 18).



On Wednesday, March 28, 12.00-12.30, Michael J. Barker, research fellow, Ashland Performance Materials, will introduce a new Pliogrip™ structural adhesive to address the changing market requirements for manufacturing lightweight vehicles.



Ashland’s Pliogrip adhesives have been used for composite bonding in automotive and heavy truck applications for more than 40 years. Pliogrip adhesives enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to use composite materials in their high performance vehicles to reduce weight. As lightweight materials are getting more important for OEMs in their effort to reduce fuel consumption of their models, they are faced with new challenges to structurally bond dissimilar materials in bond joints.



On Tuesday, March 27, 12.00 - 12.30, Dr. Timothy Pepper, director of technology, Ashland Performance Materials, will present on regulatory concerns around the use and handling of cobalt in room-temperature curing of UPR.




About Ashland Performance Materials

Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives, coatings and elastomers.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment.


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