Ashland's Electronic Chemicals Division Introduces New Ergonomic Packaging in Europe

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ashland Specialty Chemical Company

    DUBLIN, Ohio, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ergonomically-enhanced high
 density polyethylene (HDPE) 5-litre bottle for packaging all grades of
 microelectronic chemical products has been developed and introduced for
 European customers by the Electronic Chemicals Division of Ashland Specialty
 Chemical Company, a wholly owned division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:   ASH).
 Ashland's new 5-litre bottle achieves superior quality parameters for trace
 metal and particle concentrations.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001108/CHW003LOGO )
     "This new packaging maintains Ashland's critical standards for quality and
 reflects our pursuit of technology leadership in service to our customers,"
 said Geoffrey Hitchmough, Electronic Chemicals Division business director for
 Europe.  "It follows our earlier introduction of a 200-litre/55-gallon HDPE
 drum, and will be joined by a similar 2.5-litre HDPE bottle we plan to
 introduce later this year."
     Hitchmough said the improved packaging will complement Ashland's increased
 European-based production, which now includes ACT(R) photoresist stripper and
 etch residue remover products, at its Ashland Italia Ltd. facility in Milan,
 Italy.  New installations in the Milan facility, supported by new analytical
 capabilities, recently enabled the company to add the ACT(R) product line to
 join its wet process chemicals production there.
     Ashland Specialty Chemical Company's Electronic Chemicals Division is a
 leading global supplier of ultrapure chemicals, photoresist strippers and on-
 site chemical management and parts cleaning services to the worldwide
 microelectronics industry.  The division operates an ISO 9001- certified
 production facility at Easton, Pa.; and ISO 9002-certified production
 facilities in Pueblo, Co.; Dallas; Milan, Italy; and Pyongtaek City, Korea.
 It also participates in a joint venture, Ashland Union Electronic Chemical
 Corp. (AUECC), serving Taiwan and the region.
     Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc., is a
 leading, worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries
 including adhesives, automotive, composites, foundry, merchant marine, paint,
 paper, plastics, and semiconductor.  Visit the Internet web site at
 http://www.ashspec.com to learn more about these operations.
     Ashland Inc. (NYSE:   ASH) is a Fortune 250 company providing products,
 services, and customer solutions throughout the world.  Our businesses include
 road construction, specialty chemicals, lubricants, car-care products,
 chemical and plastics distribution and transportation fuels.  Through the
 dedication of our employees, we are "The Who In How Things Work(TM)."  Find us
 at http://www.ashland.com.
 
     (R) Registered Trademark, Ashland Inc.
     TM Trademark, Ashland Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Ashland Specialty Chemical Company
    DUBLIN, Ohio, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ergonomically-enhanced high
 density polyethylene (HDPE) 5-litre bottle for packaging all grades of
 microelectronic chemical products has been developed and introduced for
 European customers by the Electronic Chemicals Division of Ashland Specialty
 Chemical Company, a wholly owned division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:   ASH).
 Ashland's new 5-litre bottle achieves superior quality parameters for trace
 metal and particle concentrations.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001108/CHW003LOGO )
     "This new packaging maintains Ashland's critical standards for quality and
 reflects our pursuit of technology leadership in service to our customers,"
 said Geoffrey Hitchmough, Electronic Chemicals Division business director for
 Europe.  "It follows our earlier introduction of a 200-litre/55-gallon HDPE
 drum, and will be joined by a similar 2.5-litre HDPE bottle we plan to
 introduce later this year."
     Hitchmough said the improved packaging will complement Ashland's increased
 European-based production, which now includes ACT(R) photoresist stripper and
 etch residue remover products, at its Ashland Italia Ltd. facility in Milan,
 Italy.  New installations in the Milan facility, supported by new analytical
 capabilities, recently enabled the company to add the ACT(R) product line to
 join its wet process chemicals production there.
     Ashland Specialty Chemical Company's Electronic Chemicals Division is a
 leading global supplier of ultrapure chemicals, photoresist strippers and on-
 site chemical management and parts cleaning services to the worldwide
 microelectronics industry.  The division operates an ISO 9001- certified
 production facility at Easton, Pa.; and ISO 9002-certified production
 facilities in Pueblo, Co.; Dallas; Milan, Italy; and Pyongtaek City, Korea.
 It also participates in a joint venture, Ashland Union Electronic Chemical
 Corp. (AUECC), serving Taiwan and the region.
     Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc., is a
 leading, worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries
 including adhesives, automotive, composites, foundry, merchant marine, paint,
 paper, plastics, and semiconductor.  Visit the Internet web site at
 http://www.ashspec.com to learn more about these operations.
     Ashland Inc. (NYSE:   ASH) is a Fortune 250 company providing products,
 services, and customer solutions throughout the world.  Our businesses include
 road construction, specialty chemicals, lubricants, car-care products,
 chemical and plastics distribution and transportation fuels.  Through the
 dedication of our employees, we are "The Who In How Things Work(TM)."  Find us
 at http://www.ashland.com.
 
     (R) Registered Trademark, Ashland Inc.
     TM Trademark, Ashland Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Ashland Specialty Chemical Company

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