18 Oct 10
Huntsman Forges Strategic Partnership with for JEFFSOL® Carbonates in the United States
Huntsman Forges Strategic Partnership with for JEFFSOL® Carbonates in the United States

The Woodlands, TX, – The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has selected, a leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals, as the primary distributor of JEFFSOL® alkylene carbonates for the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) markets in the United States.  Effective immediately, will provide marketing, sales, and the complete order fulfillment process from order placement to delivery to technical support for all JEFFSOL® products.

JEFFSOL® carbonates are less hazardous than and can replace products such as methylene chloride, acetone, aromatic solvents and other highly volatile solvents.  Carbonates can also be used as reactive intermediates replacing ethylene and propylene glycols in many reactions.

“’s innovative marketing capabilities and experienced sales force will provide much needed focus for our JEFFSOL® business,” says Stu Monteith, Vice President of Performance Specialties.  “We are excited about the growth opportunities for alkylene carbonates, and believe will help us capitalize on them.”

“We are thrilled to develop a relationship with Huntsman Corporation, a worldwide leader in specialty chemicals,” says Nick Barrett, Industrial Business Director.  “The JEFFSOL® product line is a perfect addition to our portfolio, and it improves our position in a number of growing markets.”

To purchase material, customers should please contact via telephone at 800-485-9569, fax at 425-378-8675, e-mail at or online through Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800-485-9569 or by e-mailing:

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 has approximately 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

As the leading “e-distributor” of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers.  From its European and North American interaction centers, ( provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. is a Univar company. With a network of approximately 170 distribution facilities, Univar ( is a world leader in chemical distribution.

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Note: JEFFSOL® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

Michael Scharf
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