The Woodlands, TX – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced today the addition of the innovative and versatile emulsifier SURFONIC® MW 100 additive to its metalworking product range.
SURFONIC® MW 100 additive is a single-component vegetable oil emulsifier designed to enhance the metalworking properties of vegetable oil-based lubricants. It is low foaming, compatible with phosphate esters and can be used to formulate macro or micro emulsions that are very stable. In addition, it has a low pour point for easy handling as well as a low toxicity.
“Current trends toward greener chemistries have resulted in a move to synthetic and semi-synthetic formulations with bio-based chemistries,” states David Hester, Global Business Director, Resources, Fuels and Lubricants. “With our innovative SURFONIC® MW 100 additive, we are bringing surface-active solutions to the metalworking customer who works with vegetable oil-based metalworking fluids.”
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture basic products for a variety of global industries including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, textiles, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging, and later, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 11,300 employees, 57 operations in 22 countries and had 2004 revenues of $11.5 billion.
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