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Connell Brothers Taiwan Awarded Exclusive Distribution Contract for Pharmaceutical Products by Ashland Specialty Ingredients



Taipei, Apr 28, 2014 - (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 pharmaceutical market in Taiwan, which will significantly broaden the excipients product portfolio at CBC in Taiwan and across North Asia. CBC is the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific.

The products include Plasdone(TM) Povidone, Polyplasdone(TM) Cospovidone and Cavatron(TM) and Cavasol Cyclodextrin derivatives, in addition to the cellulosics CBC has been distributing for many years. These products are compliant with regulatory guidelines in major markets around the world.

CBC continues to partner with leading chemical manufacturers to bring to market the best and most advanced products that will address Taiwan's stronger focus on regulatory and quality standards.

"Ashland has been a long-term partner of CBC all across Asia-Pacific, and I am excited to expand our relationship with Ashland. We are expanding our operation to better position ourselves in the pharmaceutical market in Taiwan," said Azita Owlia, vice president, North Asia. "Ashland Specialty Ingredients' superior excipient products considerably extend and strengthen CBC's product portfolio in the pharmaceutical industry here."

"For more than 60 years, Ashland Specialty Ingredients has been a leading partner to the pharmaceutical industry for the commercialization of compounds that promote human health. Ashland's talented scientists are at work in technical centers around the world supporting virtually every phase of the drug commercialization process," said William Zhao, commercial director, Greater China, Ashland Specialty Ingredients. "With CBC's strong distribution network, we are committed to providing quality products and reliable customer support to the Taiwan market."

For product and service inquiries, please contact Ray Yu ([email protected]), Connell Brothers at Tel: +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 www.ashland.com.

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 www.wilburellis.com.

Source: Connell Brothers

Contact:
HONG KONG 
Wendy Wong 
Connell Brothers
+852-2969-2730
[email protected]

USA 
Sandra Gharib
Wilbur-Ellis Company
+1-415-772-4036
[email protected]




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