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Huntsman Introduces High-performance REACH-compliant Epoxy Adhesives

Published on 2011-11-08. Author : SpecialChem

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Huntsman Advanced Materials has introduced three high-performance REACH-compliant epoxy adhesives for use by aerospace manufacturers and component suppliers for fabrication, assembly and repair.

The innovative products are perfect additions to Huntsman's extensive line of adhesives, syntactics and laminating systems that comply with federal regulations and are qualified to OEM specifications governing the performance properties of materials used to build and maintain commercial and corporate/private aircraft as well as helicopters.

The newest REACH-compliant additions to the Huntsman U.S. aerospace product family are:

  • Araldite® EP 1000 A/B epoxy adhesive is a nano-toughened structural adhesive paste that features very high lap shear strength and good peel strength at temperatures up to 250°F (121°C.) The translucent epoxy can withstand exposure to aviation fuels and hydraulic fluids. Well suited for bonding composites, metals and dissimilar materials, the durable adhesive can be cured at room- or elevated-temperatures. And it is easy to extrude from pre-measured, dual barrel cartridges.
  • Araldite® AW 4859/Hardener HW 4859 epoxy adhesive is formulated for bonding composite aircraft structures including stringers, ribs, spars and flight control surfaces. The epoxy produces joints with excellent hot/wet strength, a service temperature up to 284°F (140°C), and good moisture and chemical resistance. Supplied in convenient dual-barrel cartridges and bulk containers, the toughened black adhesive is sag resistant and gap filling.
  • Araldite® 1570 FST A/B epoxy adhesive is a flame retardant, halogen-free, black paste that is ideal for bonding and repairing cargo panels as well as other composite and thermoplastic components used in aircraft interiors. The innovative system meets flame, smoke and toxicity standards, including FAR 25.853 (a) and (a-1) and AITM 3.0005 and is qualified to an Airbus specification. Lap shear strength of the room-temperature cure material is more than 2,400 psi.

For all of its product lines, Huntsman is committed to supporting global health, safety and environmental efforts, including new European Regulations for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations. Teams of experts in each business area coordinate the Huntsman response to complex REACH requirements. The company works with customers to ensure that their applications are REACH-compliant. In addition, web-based portals have been established for customer and supplier use in receiving REACH-related updates from Huntsman.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our 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 more than 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 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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