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Huntsman to showcase latest technologies at Khimia 2007

Published on 2007-08-24. Author : SpecialChem

Following the success of Khimia 2005, Huntsman is returning to Russia's largest international exhibition for the chemistry and science industries. Technical experts from Huntsman's Advanced Materials, Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions will use the show to dispense advice and showcase the latest technical advances for applications spanning adhesive, aerospace, coating, electronics, tooling and panel laminating industries - to name just a few!

Huntsman Advanced Materials will use Khimia to promote its established range of Araldite® adhesives and matrix systems; Aradur® hardeners; and RenShape® solution systems. On show will be new epoxy adhesive products for aerospace and wind turbine applications; matrix systems for use in the automotive industry; plus a range of RenShape® stereolithography (SL) materials for rapid prototyping. For the Eastern Europe electronics market, a range of organic protective solutions will also be on display. This will include Probimer solder masks for standard and LDI applications; Araldite® insulation systems for ignition coils; and Probelec® LD flex adhesives for flex and rigid-flex boards.

Additional cutting edge adhesive developments on show will include Araldite® 2000 PLUS, a new portfolio of structural adhesives that can bring complex plastic and metal-based design projects to life. Plus, Araldite® Do-It-Yourself (DIY) adhesives - which are being distributed to Eastern European consumers through a new, exclusive partnership with Polish company, Soudal. Finally, a range of compliant coating technologies - designed to accommodate current and future environmental regulations in terms of VOC (volatile organic compound) - for the coatings industry will also be highlighted.

Huntsman Polyurethanes - pioneers in the development of MDI technology - will showcase its extensive range of Suprasec® prepolymers for spray coating applications. These complement the JEFFAMINE® amine and JEFFLINK® amine extenders for Polyurea coating demonstrated at the event by Huntsman Performance Products. The Polyurethanes team will also use the event to demonstrate further advances in its continuous panel laminating (cPL) system, including a next generation range of adhesives. Based on a Suprasec® MDI and Daltofoam® formulated polyol blend, the new adhesive system can improve production times plus enhance the performance of sandwich boards by providing greater flexibility, thermal adaptability and higher bonding strength.

Huntsman Polyurethanes will be present at Khimia alongside its partner North Masters Group (NMG Policom), a leading Russian producer of polymer compositions. Working together for almost ten years, the two organisations recently announced the creation of ZAO Huntsman-NMG Policom - a joint venture that manufactures and markets polyurethane systems to various industries including the coatings and insulation markets in Russia and other areas in the former Soviet Union.

Technical specialists from Huntsman Performance Products will use Khimia to promote a unique range of JEFFCAT® polyurethane catalysts. This growing range is being successful applied in applications including polyether and polyester foams, coatings, elastomers and high-modulus urethane plastics. The Performance Products team will also showcase a range of curing agents for epoxy resins. Based on the division's established JEFFAMINE® technology, these Poly-oxyalkylene-amines provide formulators with enhanced properties, often unobtainable with other curing agents: for example, flexible backbone, high toughness, low viscosity and controllable reactivity. The division will also highlight polyurea spray coatings based on isocyanate components and amine blends.

As part of the event, Huntsman will also be presenting a range of technical presentations from the exhibiting divisions which will cover the extensive range of technologies on display at the Huntsman stand.

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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