Ashland expands cleaning business with new Texas facility

April 10, 2001 – Dublin, OH – The Electronic Chemicals Division (ECD) of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, a division of Ashland Inc., plans to open a 40,000-square-foot facility in Carrollton, Texas.

The complex will support the regional microelectronics industry’s needs for cleaning, preventive maintenance and rebuilding of processing equipment components, Ashland said. The proposed structure will be Ashland’s largest facility that services semiconductor tool components.

The facility will use a design similar to a semiconductor fab layout and will incorporate a wide range of capabilities, according to Mike Pregent, ECD’s fab services manager.

“We will utilize a number of mini-environments at the Carrollton complex, enabling us to isolate certain operations and emphasize contamination controls,” Pregent said.

The Carrollton complex is scheduled to open in the fall of 2001 and will offer wet and dry cleaning processes along with preventive maintenance and component rebuilding services.

The cost of the facility was not disclosed.


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