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28 Feb 18
HUNTSMAN LAUNCHES NEW FAST CYCLING TPU FOR FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

HUNTSMAN LAUNCHES NEW FAST CYCLING TPU FOR FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY New product launched at SIMAC - 20 to 22 February 2018
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Designed to improve the cycle time and simplify the production of thick walled parts, AVALON®AB DI TPU offers significant demold improvements when compared to standard injection molding materials. Test results show that cooling time is significantly reduced with AVALON® AB DI materials reaching demold hardness in half the time or better compared to a conventional TPU.
 
AVALON® AB DI TPU was developed following discussions between Huntsman and a m ajor footwear component supplier. The customer in question wanted to increase productivity when molding footwear soles such as soccer plates. Use of AVALON® AB DI TPU enabled the customer to increase the production capacity of their injection molding machines while maintaining the properties of the TPU. AVALON® AB DI TPU is also suitable for use in other injection molding applications including the production of thick wall technical parts. 

Craig Roberts, Global Footwear Marketing Manager at Huntsman, said: “Where injection molding companies are looking to increase capacity and productivity, our range of AVALON® AB DI TPU offers an attractive alternative to our existing range of AVALON® footwear TPUs. The range is also aligned with the current trends for simplification and automation in the footwear industry.”

Details of AVALON® AB DI TPU were revealed at SIMAC 2018 in Milan, Italy. For more information contact: craig_roberts@huntsman.com

AVALON® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all countries.
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Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2016 revenues of more than $7 billion.  Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at
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