Ashland announces price increase for epoxy vinyl ester resins, unsaturated polyester resins and gelcoats in North America

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DUBLIN, Ohio - Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), said today it will increase the price of specialty resins sold in North America effective February 17, 2014, or as contracts allow. Prices for AME&#8482, AROTOOL&#8482, DEREKANE&#8482 and HETRON&#8482 branded products will increase by $0.07/lb. and unsaturated polyester and gel coats will increase by $0.04/lb.

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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.

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In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) 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. Visit ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.

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