Ashland has launched Derakane™ Signia™ resins. According to the company, the new formula has an undeniable detection system to verify the integrity of designs wherever corrosion-resistant GFRP pipes and tanks are specified. The new resins are built on the same backbone as the legacy Derakane lines and continue to offer the same corrosion resistance, mechanical properties with better processing.

For decades, design engineers and end users have specified Ashland Derakane resins for FRP piping and tanks, in safety-critical markets like chemical processing, air pollution control, mineral processing and water treatment. Derakane Signia brings innovation to the corrosion industry by maintaining reliable chemical performance while enhancing the product workability.

Additional features of Derakane Signia improve manufacturing efficiencies and lower emissions with an innovative styrene suppressant technology. The resins are formulated to provide a no-prep surface, increased secondary bonding and reduced gassing for faster consolidation and less processing time and labor. Reduced odor and less dust help provide a better overall work environment for employees, and a longer shelf life allows Derakane Signia resins to maintain workability for an extended timeframe.

“With the launch of Derakane Signia, Ashland demonstrates its continued commitment to this market with a product that delivers additional benefits to our customers and end users. Our team of experts, with a combined industry experience of more than 200 years, have developed something that raises the bar in the industry,” says Andrew Miller, commercial director, Composites.

Ashland’s solvers will be available to answer questions at booth 339 at the NACE International CORROSION 2018 show taking place this week in Phoenix. The company is one of more than 20 companies participating in ACMA’s second-ever Composites Pavilion at the show. For more information, visit