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Huntsman Strengthens Polyurethanes Portfolio

Published on 2005-05-27. Author : SpecialChem

Huntsman Polyurethanes is strengthening its range of Adhesive, Coating and Elastomer (ACE) products with the launch of a comprehensive new portfolio of polyurethanes that can enhance the manufacture, performance and functionality of wood adhesives for industrial applications.

Huntsman launches a comprehensive new portfolio of polyurethanes to enhance the manufacture, performance and functionality of wood adhesives for industrial applications.
Huntsman launches a comprehensive new portfolio of polyurethanes to enhance the manufacture, performance and functionality of wood adhesives for industrial applications.

The addition of new products will make Huntsman's portfolio the most extensive of its kind on offer from a polyurethane supplier. Taking centre stage will be a new line of crosslinkers for EPI systems, which are designed to improve the performance of standard latex materials. The new crosslinkers uniquely enable specifiers to create adhesive formulations for increased durability, greater strength and improved water resistance.

The enhanced portfolio also includes pre-manufactured pre-polymers and raw materials required to develop and improve the performance of wood adhesives for structural applications including the development of furniture, window frames, floors and timber joints.

Thorsten Gurke, technical manager adhesives, coatings EAME at Huntsman Polyurethanes' Adhesives, Coatings and Elastomers division said, "Following in-depth technical consultation with end-users about their specific requirements, Huntsman is delighted to announce the expansion of its range of polyurethane-based adhesive solutions. The addition of new products to the range will make it easier for our customers to respond quickly to manufacturers' demands for innovative, high quality solutions and give competitive advantage, while ensuring compliance with best practice and the latest industry standards."

In the adhesive market, Huntsman's polyurethane products are the ingredient of choice for sealants, rubbercrumb, construction, panel laminating, flexible packaging and reactive hot melt adhesives offering manufacturer's the opportunity to develop adhesives that can bond an extensive range of materials and resist a wide variety of physical and chemical conditions.

The new portfolio comprises Suprasec® and Irostic ® products.

Huntsman Polyurethanes is a world leader in the field of MDI technology with an unparalleled range of products. It produces chemicals and systems for customers in the construction, refrigeration insulation, packaging, automotive seating and interiors, furniture, footwear, composite wood products, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) and adhesives, coatings and elastomers (ACE) markets.

Huntsman Polyurethanes is a business division of Huntsman Corporation. Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of commodity and differentiated chemicals. The world's most significant industries rely on Huntsman operating companies to develop basic products for a variety of markets and end-use applications. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging, and later, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has revenues of $11.5 billion, 11,300 employees and 62 operations in 22 countries.

Suprasec® and Irostic® are registered trademarks of Huntsman LLC

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. Accordingly, there can be no assurance 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.

Source: Huntsman

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