The production of Ashland’s Aropol® polyester resins and Maxguard® and Enguard® gel-coats in India is part of the previously announced manufacturing and marketing relationship between Ashland India Pvt Ltd (AIPL), a subsidiary of Ashland Inc, and Natural Petrochemicals Pvt Ltd (NPPL) of Gujarat.

AIPL is headquartered in Mumbai and focuses on Ashland’s Performance Materials businesses.

"This is a major step in keeping with our strong commitment to serve the growing Indian market with a local infrastructure and a broad portfolio of high-quality brands supported by our global organisation,” says Bharat Chhabria, Country Manager (India), Ashland Performance Materials. “With local production, a strong team of local technical representatives, and a countrywide distribution network, we are well positioned to meet the needs of composites manufacturers not only in India, but also for customers throughout the region.”

Ashland Performance Materials’ activities in India are managed through its European operations, with local business management in India. 

“India continues to offer Ashland significant growth opportunities,” says Peter Rijneveldshoek, President of Ashland Performance Materials. “Our local team, together with NPPL, has the full support and resources of the entire global Ashland organisation to continue to build our presence and capabilities in the region. With our global manufacturing presence, our customers can depend on our products to have the same high quality and performance wherever they are needed.”

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc, USA, produces unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl ester resins, and supplies gel-coats, adhesives, and metal casting consumables and design services.

For more information on the availability of Ashland Performance Materials’ products and services in India e-mail india@ashland.com.