Ashland Inc. (Ashland) is a global specialty chemical company that provides products, services and solutions throughout a variety of industries. Ashland�s business operates in four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients; Ashland Water Technologies; Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets. The Company offers products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance in a range of markets including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction and energy. It is also a specialty chemical supplier to the pulp, paper, mining, food and beverage, commercial and institutional, chemicals processing, general manufacturing and municipal wastewater-treatment industries. The Company is also a global producer of specialty resins and adhesives serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, packaging and converting, marine and energy markets.