Above-the-waterline parts on pleasure boats can now have the same "Class A" glossy fi nish as automotive exterior body panels.

Above-the-waterline parts on pleasure boats can now have the same "Class A" glossy fi nish as automotive exterior body panels. Aropol NLN is a new isophthalic polyester resin from Ashland Composite Polymers, Columbus, Ohio, that is used together with Ashland's Neulon premium low-profi le additives to achieve this high-grade fi nish. Boat builders now can create a degree of surface fi nish previously possible only with elevated-temperature, closed-mold processes, Ashland claims. The company can verify the surface quality obtainable with Aropol NLN by means of its ALSA (Ashland Laser Surface Analysis) instrument, which is used in the automotive industry to measure surface fi nish. Tel: (614) 790-4191 . www.ashspec.com

Ashland Specialty Chemical Co.
5200 Blazer Pkwy.
Columbus OH 43017
United States
614-790-4191 (phone)