Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - Connell Brothers

Taipei -- (ACN Newswire) -- Connell Brothers (CBC) announced today that it will represent the full portfolio of Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSH: ASH) in the personal and home care markets in Taiwan. CBC is the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia Pacific and currently represents Ashland in the personal and home care segments in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. The new agreement significantly broadens the product portfolio at CBC with new and innovative products.

Ceraphyl(R) RMT , Aquastyle(TM) 300, Escalol(TM) HP, Peroxydone(TM), Styleze(TM) XT3 and the cutting edge technology from the Vincience(TM) actives range are examples of the broad range of the superior product portfolio. All products are compliant with regulatory guidelines in major markets around the world. CBC is expanding its team in Taipei to include a personal and home care applications laboratory, and will collaborate with Ashland in promoting market relevant formulations to the Taiwan customers.

"Ashland has been a long-term partner of CBC across Asia-Pacific, and I am excited to expand our relationship with Ashland by representing their full portfolio of the innovative products in Taiwan," said Azita Owlia, vice president, North Asia. "We will continue to expand and upgrade our technical and commercial expertise and set-up, while building a broader portfolio that can provide ideal solutions to our customers and markets here."

"Ashland's broad line of innovative ingredients delivers some of the most advanced performance properties in personal and home care products. Beyond inventing breakthrough chemistries, we're working closely with customers to help them develop new blockbuster products," said William Zhao, commercial director, Greater China, Ashland Specialty Ingredients. "We are confident that with CBC's strong distribution network, personal and home care marketers will take a broader, deeper look at Ashland."

For product and service inquiries, please contact David Tseng ([email protected]), Connell Brothers at +882-2-2536-2283.

About Ashland Specialty Ingredients

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., a global leader in specialty chemical solutions for consumer and industrial markets, offers industry-leading products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance challenges in key markets including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings and energy. Using natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers and vinyl pyrrolidones, Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for today's demanding consumer and industrial applications. For more information, please visit

About Connell Brothers

Founded in 1895, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit 


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