Building and Construction
Who lays a foundation for structural integrity?
Every day the people of Ashland put on their thinking (hard) hats to find, test and design the ingredients and pieces that, when combined, provide structural integrity to both residential and commercial buildings alike. Our lightweight moldable materials aid in the creation of sophisticated, safe designs, while our cultured and engineered stone and marble products add to the allure of counters, rest rooms and other hard surfaces. Ashland's core values, especially safety, extend beyond our walls and into yours, with structural adhesives, window films and fire retardant materials to make buildings, roads and bridges stronger and safer.
Building and construction is an industry with an ever-increasing need to balance structural integrity, usability, and long-term durability against overall material weight. That’s why industry leaders turn to us for the creation of stronger, lighter, more resistant substitutes for traditional materials. From high performing, cost-effective thermoset resins to cellulose ethers to specialty corrosion-resistant resins to structural adhesives, Ashland provides solutions to maintain balance between performance, cost and weight and to help you deliver superior end products in virtually every aspect of the construction process.
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Cement & gypsum based dry mortars & ready to use plasters & joint compounds
solutions for dry-mix mortars and building materials
From cement and gypsum based dry mortars to ready-mixed joint compounds and synthetic plasters, Ashland spreads the wealth of its knowledge and sophisticated chemistry across applications for use in products for both commercial and residential buildings. We continue to push the limits to find just the right balance between usability and workability with strength and integrity to save you both time and energy, which, when saved, has a positive impact on your bottom line. The combination of Ashland products, technology, application expertise and solutions creates a useable and functional palette of options to easily spread success and cement your future success.
Although there are many different formulations for creating dry and ready mixed building materials, a common set of desired properties, including water retention, strength and workability, exists for all products. The ongoing challenge is to balance the need for spreadability and workability, that enhance the usability and application properties, with excellent sag resistance to keep the product where it's needed at a consistent level. So whether your challenge deals with cementitious adhesives, renders, skim coats, gypsum plasters and fillers or synthetic plasters, bines products that manage the physical properties of aqueous systems with technology and testing to provide solutions for a wide array of applications. Ashland products can help achieve desired functional outcomes through rheology control, water retention, workability, adhesive strength, binding power, film formation, deposition and suspension and emulsification action to maximize the benefits while minimizing the challenges. The solvers at Ashland can help you select the best products and optimize your formulations to maximize the usability and integrity of your products to provide the best overall outcome. With a global network of sales as well as R&D and technical service facilities, Ashland provides solutions in usability for building and construction solutions around the world.
Adhesives for Wood Products
Stick with Ashland wood adhesives
Ashland continues to keep its ear to the ground and nose to the grindstone to transfer its knowledge and expertise from one area to another. Ashland adhesives create strong, multilayered, wood products that can help you out of sticky construction situations. Inside and out, and top to bottom - from joists, beams and wall panels, Ashland adhesives help you construct with integrity.
When it comes to delivering solutions for engineered wood applications, Ashland has a solution for you. Whether you're looking at I-joists or web-to-web application, Ashland adhesives get the job done. These water based, formaldehyde-free, and environmentally acceptable products are also moisture- and solvent-resistant and clean up with just water. Able to be applied through both extrusion or roll coating, they can be either hot or cold press-cured or RF-cured. The family of Isoset™ adhesives are designed to deliver strength faster than competing adhesives to maximize production as they are designed specifically for soft woods used in Engineered Wood Product applications. Behind your EWP problems, is an Ashland solution.
Wood product adhesive products are listed below.
Adhesives for Assembly Prefab and EIFS
Inside, outside and everything in between…
By combining design with efficiency, wrapping a building with an external insulation and finishing system (EIFS), contributes to both the comfort of building inhabitants as well as the external beauty and allure of a building. Buildings today vie for LEED™ points and platinum, gold, silver and bronze certification and efficient insulation adds to the integrity of the building as well as the comfort of the inhabitants. And, since prefabricated panels are constructed in one place where weather, daylight and timing aren't obstacles, they can help save both time and money (key factors in the profitability of any building project.)
Because of their high performance bond strength and excellent resistance to weather and heat, Isogrip™ adhesives are recognized and used in prefabricated panels that are used for both product and structural manufacturing. These user-friendly adhesives chemically react in the presence of moisture to form a thermoset bond. Ashland's offering of ICC-ES recognized adhesives offer excellent resistance to water, heat, chemicals and humidty making them the preferred adhesive for use in a multitude of building components. Ashland adhesives are found in many construction applications including exterior entry doors, garage doors, architectural panels, patio enclosures and structural insulated panels. Comprised of a single component, they also contain no VOCs or formaldehyde and are also non-flamable - making them the solution to many of your building needs.
Assembly prefab and EIFS adhesive products are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs.
Let the sun shine (safely) in
While beautiful, sunlight streaming through a window can also create uncomfortable and even possibly dangerous environments for building residents. The right window film can provide a one-step solution to both situations. Ashland's adhesives for window films solutions help builders and automakers by maintaining a consistent comfortable temperature, stabilize energy consumption and costs and help reduce, if not eliminate, harmful UV radiation that has been linked to skin cancer. The people of Ashland stick with a problem until they find a solution and window films are no exception, providing a clear view to the best solution.
When storms or accidents arise, window safety films prevent broken glass from flying around and creating more injuries. Ashland films protect appliances from scratching during installation and carpet films help maintain that 'just installed' look. When your situation or problem calls for a film, call Ashland.
Window film products are listed below.