Under the new agreement, which started on 1 October, UK headquartered composites distributor GRPMS, part of the UMECO group, will distribute Ashland’s portfolio of polyester, vinyl ester, acrylic and phenolic resins, gel-coats and low-profile additives to the composites market in Finland.

“We are pleased to continue to build on our successful partnership with GRPMS to deliver Ashland’s industry-leading technologies and services to composites manufacturers in Finland,” comments Stefan Osterwind, commercial director, Ashland Performance Materials, EMEA and India. “GRPMS is well established as a leading distributor serving the European composites market, and we are jointly committed to driving innovation in today’s, and tomorrow’s, composites applications within the marine, building and construction, automotive and wind energy industries.”

For more information about Ashland composites products available in Finland contact Anthony Bibby, Managing Director, GRPMS.

Ashland Performance Materials, a unit of US headquartered Ashland Inc (NYSE: ASH), is a producer of unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins.