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Araldite ® S-HCEP System Provides Cost Effective Solution For Outdoor Electrical Insulation.

Published on 2008-07-11. Author : SpecialChem

THE WOODLANDS, Tex. -- A semi-flexible, cycloaliphatic epoxy for producing sheds on reinforced fiber-core composite insulators used in medium- to high-voltage outdoor power applications is now available from Huntsman Advanced Materials. Known as Araldite® S-HCEP (Shed Hydrophobic Cycloaliphatic Epoxy) material, the new product exhibits intrinsic hydrophobicity, hydrophobicity transfer and recovery. It is designed to absorb the stresses that occur in composite insulators to increase durability. It is also formulated to provide good tracking and erosion resistance as well as good water diffusion breakdown strength.

In addition to outstanding performance, the cost-effective new product is easy to handle to reduce processing costs. The system has a convenient 1:1 mix ratio by volume, permitting meter-mixing on the same type of equipment used for liquid silicone rubber. The Araldite® S-HCEP system requires no stirring, degassing or pre-heating. In addition, the epoxy adheres well to composite rods without necessitating primer pre-treatment. Araldite® S-HCEP material was developed after the market success of Huntsman's Araldite® HCEP (Hydrophobic Cycloaliphatic Epoxy) material in producing monolithic outdoor insulators. A rigid product, Araldite® HCEP material combines advantages of traditional epoxies with good hydrophobic properties.

Araldite is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries.

About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion.

Forward Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company's expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

Source: Huntsman


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