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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)

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

No more alginate from San Diego ISP news, June 2005