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Ashland

Products: cellulosics, guar, starch, cyclodextrins

Their products are sold under the tradenames: Aquacel™, Aqualon™, Blanose™, Aquasorb™, and Bondwell™ cellulose gum (CMC); Benecel™ methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC); Klucel™ and AeroWhip™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC); Supercol™ guar gum and Polyclar™ stabilizers.

In 2008 Ashland acquired Hercules Incorporated in a $3.3-billion transaction and in 2011 announced the aquisition of International Specialty Products Inc (ISP)

http://www.ashland.com/

FMC to acquire ISP's hydrocolloid business ISP news, May 2008

No more alginate from San Diego ISP news, June 2005