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Ashland Expands Hypromellose Capacity in Belgium

11:22 PM MDT | April 27, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Ashland says its Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients (AAFI) business unit has expanded the production capacity for hypromellose, at its facility at Doel, Belgium. An increase in demand for hypromellose sold under the Benecel brand name, and the coating systems product line sold under the Aquarius brand name led Ashland to boost capacity, the company says. The expansion focuses on low-viscosity grades of hypromellose, including the E3, E5, and E6 viscosity grades, which are widely used for tablet coating, granulation, and vegetarian capsule production...

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