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Huntsman Adds ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1 to its Range of Structural Adhesives

Published on 2016-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

As part of its commitment to continuous product development and to ensure the sustainability of its structural adhesive range, Huntsman Advanced Materials has introduced ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1.

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Fig. 1: Huntsman

These two-component, toughened, methacrylate adhesive systems replace ARALDITE® 2021 and ARALDITE® 2022 respectively, with the new products offering measurable improvements. Most significantly, there is a brand-new production process with secured sources of raw materials in place - Huntsman’s Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) adhesives manufacturing has been consolidated into just one dedicated plant in the EU and further to this, a simplification of Huntsman Advanced Materials’ internal supply chain has taken place to ensure faster deliveries to customers.

Another notable change is the new, adhesive casing design. The innovative cartridge has been created to include a re-designed application nozzle, which successfully stops cross-contamination between the resin and activator, thus preventing the cartridge being blocked by cured adhesive residues after the first use.

Other features of ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1 include improved elongation at break; notable toughness and resilience to vibrations; dynamic loading; mechanical impact and assembly of dissimilar substrates.
Huntsman Enhances Range of Structural Adhesives
Fig. 2: Huntsman Enhances Range of Structural Adhesives

With both products offering non-sagging and gap-filling properties, they enable easy processing and make vertical applications possible.

Following on from stringent testing ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1 deliver good lap shear strength across a variety of substrates and a wide range of temperatures.

ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1 also offer temperature resistance of up to 100°C and tolerance of non-ideal surfaces, which enables easier processing and, therefore, increased productivity.

Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager, Adhesives for Huntsman Advanced Materials comments, “It’s a fundamental part of our business philosophy to ensure products develop and improve to meet changing technologies and materials. ARALDITE® 2021-1 and ARALDITE® 2022-1 are advances which continue this policy, aiming to provide our customers with measurable benefits in performance, processes and profitability.”

ARALDITE ® is a registered trademark of Huntsman LLC or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

About Huntsman
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of approximately $10 billion. The company's chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. Huntsman operates more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within its 5 distinct business divisions. The company’s unique portfolio includes a broad range of epoxy resins and formulated systems which appeal to companies working in challenging markets who want to be at the forefront of innovation and product development.

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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