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Huntsman launches Araldite® 2000 PLUSExtensive new adhesive range set to revolutionise plastic and metal engineering

Published on 2007-05-24. Author : SpecialChem

Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched Araldite® 2000 PLUS - a new portfolio of structural adhesives, optimised to help industrial engineers around the world bring complex plastic and metal-based design projects to life.

The Araldite® 2000 PLUS range of adhesives is the most comprehensive of its kind available and the only product family to offer complete solutions based on three key chemistries - epoxy, methacrylate and polyurethane. Products from the Araldite® 2000 PLUS range were unveiled at an exclusive launch event in Barcelona, Spain on Friday 4th May which was attended by Huntsman's senior management team and partners from the company's European distribution network.

Extensive new adhesive range set to revolutionise plastic and metal engineering

The launch of the Araldite® 2000 PLUS range aligns Huntsman's industrial adhesive offering more closely to the needs of the world's leading industrial designers. To construct the range, Huntsman has re-engineered products from its classic family of Araldite® structural adhesives and has also added new solutions that were previously unavailable to the global adhesive market.

Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives are lightweight and form long lasting durable bonds that are resistant to the most demanding conditions including high sheer and peel, compression, moisture and extreme temperature changes. The global Araldite® 2000 PLUS portfolio comprises 14 products. Each product can improve the performance and longevity of the materials they bond and is individually suited for joining a wide variety of substrates including plastics, metals and composite materials. The new range is split into two main areas, dividing products for metal and plastic bonding, which makes it much easier to assess specific performance demands and ultimately find the best solution for customers.

Explaining more, Doug Thompson, global marketing manager for adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials said, "The Araldite® name has always been synonymous with quality. Invented 60 years ago, Araldite® adhesives have long been regarded as the premium bonding solution available to industrial design engineers. As such the team of adhesive experts at Huntsman has an unrivalled reputation in the design engineering community which is founded on the quality of our products and the work our research and development teams undertake with adhesive users around the world. Through ongoing work with our valued distributors and their customers, Huntsman identified that engineering substrates, like plastics, metals and composites are now the most popular materials used by modern design engineers."

Continuing, Thompson said, "The launch of Araldite® 2000 PLUS addresses many of the design issues we know these engineers face on a daily basis. Previously Araldite® was known as a pure epoxy adhesive solution. However the launch of the Araldite® 2000 PLUS range extends the breadth of our chemistries to include superior fastening solutions based on methacrylate and polyurethane technologies. We are extremely excited about the global prospects for the Araldite® 2000 PLUS portfolio and look forward to extending the breadth of the range in line with emerging market opportunities."

Adhesive experts at Huntsman work closely with manufacturers to understand their engineering requirements and offer comprehensive advice on a wide range of design projects. Critically the Araldite® 2000 PLUS range is supported by industry leading technical support packages which enable Huntsman to provide tailored advice designed specifically to address the needs of designers, manufacturers and end users alike.

Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives are delivered to engineering and industrial customers via an international network of distributors. Local service and support, backed by global resources, is fundamental to the success of Araldite® 2000 PLUS and Huntsman has actively developed an international network of industry recognized distributor partners for effective international coverage.

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 14,000 employees and over 75 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2006 revenues of $13 billion.

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 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, completion of transactions of the type described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements among the parties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the 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 securities and other applicable laws. For additional information, please see our current report on form 8-K filed on the date hereof concerning the same subject matter.

Source: Huntsman

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