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Ashland to increase global prices of foam control agents

Ashland Inc : 18 March, 2011  (Company News)
Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. is increasing the global price of its Aquaflow rheology modifiers by 10 percent effective April 1, 2011, or as contracts allow.
The price increase is necessary to offset the escalating raw material prices and freight expense. Responding to changing market conditions allows Ashland to continue to invest in new capacity and product innovation.

Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients manufactures products that manage the physical properties of aqueous and non-aqueous systems. These products perform in a variety of applications including thickening and rheology control, water retention, adhesive strength, binding power, film formation, conditioning and deposition, colloid stabilization, suspending, and emulsifying action.

Hydrocolloids, primarily cellulose ethers are specialty additives that manage the physical properties of aqueous and non-aqueous systems including rheology control, water retention, bonding strength, film formation, conditioning, deposition and stabilization. Many of its products used in paint and coatings, construction, food, personal care, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas field production and specialty industries are derived from renewable and natural raw materials.
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