Ashland manufactures and sells a variety of specialty chemicals. The company organizes itself into three segments based on product type. The Specialty Ingredients segment, which generates the most revenue of any segment, sells cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, and biofunctionals. Segment customers include pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of personal care products, food and beverages, paint, coatings, and construction materials. The Valvoline segment sells automotive lubricants and chemicals and operates a chain of repair shops and quick lube oil change stores under the Valvoline brand. The Performance Materials segment sells plastic resins to automotive suppliers and electronics producers. The majority of revenue comes from North America.
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