WILMINGTON, Del.- Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) was named Best Chemical Supplier of the Year for the Pulp and Paper segment by the Brazilian Pulp & Paper Association (ABTCP) at their annual awards dinner on October 10, 2012. Flavio Parrilha Martins, commercial leader paper, Brazil, accepted the award on behalf of Ashland Water Technologies.
This award was the result of a survey conducted among the pulp and paper companies in Brazil, which gave Ashland the winning endorsement. Ashland was chosen by many pulp and paper companies for its innovative products, technical support, and problem-solving skills.
"Ashland has been a leading supplier of specialty chemicals to the Brazilian pulp and paper industry for many years and we are delighted to receive this award from ABTCP," said Wanderley Flosi Filho, commercial director, Ashland Water Technologies, Latin America. "This award is excellent recognition from the industry and a proof that - With good chemistry great things happen."
ABTCP held its 45rd Pulp and Paper International Congress and Exhibition, October 9-11, 2012, at the Transamérica ExpoCenter in Sao Paulo. There were more than 6000 attendees from many countries around the world who took part in this three-day convention.
Ashland Water Technologies is a leading global producer of papermaking chemicals and a leading specialty chemical supplier to the pulp, mining, food and beverage, paper, chemical processing, general manufacturing, institutional and municipal markets. Its process, utility and functional chemistries are used to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and help ensure environmental compliance.
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland 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. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.
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