Dairen Chemical to produce AQUAPAS™ RDP for Ashland

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has announced that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Dairen Chemical Corporation (DCC) to produce AQUAPAS™ redispersible powder (RDP) products. This agreement with Dairen, which is one of the largest RDP producers in the world, will allow Ashland to continue serving the construction market with a broad portfolio of products, including CULMINAL™ and COMBIZELL™ methylcellulose derivatives. Ashland will continue to be the exclusive global channel to market for AQUAPAS™ brand products.

“Ashland remains committed to the global construction market and will continue pursuing opportunities to better serve our customers,” said Ed Connors, Vice President, Industrial Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients.

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