Process Industries

Ashland Chemical

“Putting good chemistry to work worldwide every day”

“In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow.

We believe in a basic tenet of service: when the customer’s business grows, our business grows. You will find our solutions at work in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment.

Good chemistry is what makes Ashland different and what makes us better. It’s happening every day in Ashland’s labs, offices and plants. It’s terrific people who are passionate about what they are doing – people who collaborate across geographical and organizational boundaries to create competitive advantage for our customers anywhere in the world.”

GP MaTe is used in most of Ashland’s Chemical plants worldwide. As part of Ashland’s Infrastructure, the GP MaTe solution is hosted corporate wide from their IT facilities in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shintech Chemical


Shintech was founded in 1974 to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. The catalyst for its current success came in 1976 when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. Since then Shintech has completed a series of production capacity expansions that combined aggressive domestic and export business plans with careful analysis of market conditions and customer needs. Currently, Shintech Inc. is the largest producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in the United States.

GP MaTe is used in all of Shintech’s Chemical plants. GP MaTe is tightly integrated into Shintech’s ERP and Financial System. Due to Shintech’s production and safety requirements, they have made extensive use of GP MaTe’s Management of Change Module and Process Safety Extensions.