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Ashland expertise recognized at China foundry conference


Top recognition in the foundry industry was presented to Ashland’s Desheng Sun, Ph.D., for a paper he presented at the China Foundry Week conference held recently in Wuhan City, China. Sun is a staff development chemist for Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH).

Sun’s presentation, entitled “Lost Foam Technology and Lost Foam Coatings for Aluminum Castings,” was recognized as the conference’s best presentation. His paper detailed how lost foam technology is used by foundries that cast parts for major automobile and motorcycle manufacturers. His paper also delivered information on how lost foam coatings can help control gas release and reduce defects in metal castings. Ashland Casting Solutions is a recognized leader in lost foam technology.

Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, is a leader in supplying products, processes, services and technologies to the global metal casting marketplace.

Ashland Performance Materials is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals and customized services to the building and construction, packaging and converting, transportation, marine and metal casting industries. It is a technology leader in metal casting consumables and design services; unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gelcoats; and high-performance adhesives and specialty resins.

Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a diversified, global chemical company, provides quality products, services and solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. A FORTUNE 500 company, it operates through four divisions: Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Distribution, Valvoline and Ashland Water Technologies. To learn more about Ashland, visit

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