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Ashland Overview

We are a leading, global specialty chemical company

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Global Holdings 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. With annual sales of approximately $5 billion in fiscal 2016 and nearly half of our sales generated outside North America, we're listed among the FORTUNE 500* and S&P MidCap 400*.

During the past decade, we've taken significant steps to refocus our enterprise and create value for our shareholders, as well as for our customers. We've redesigned our business models to address the realities of the global marketplace, divested those businesses that no longer fit our strategic plan, and acquired businesses in high-growth end markets to enhance our specialty chemical offerings. We're building broader and deeper relationships with customers in key markets that include personal care, pharmaceutical, energy, automotive, food and beverage, construction, architectural coatings and other specialty markets.

Today Ashland is a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical.  Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in a majority-owned, publicly traded subsidiary, Valvoline Inc., a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. We operate through three reportable segments:

  • Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a global leader in cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals for consumer and industrial applications, including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings and energy;
  • Ashland Performance Materials, a global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In addition, it offers leading chemical technologies in gelcoats, coatings, and intermediates and solvents. Key customers include: manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; industrial product specifiers and manufacturers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; automotive and truck OEM suppliers; and boatbuilders.
  • Valvoline, a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals.