Huntsman Polyurethanes Associates to Present at CPI Polyurethanes 2013 Technical Conference

Sessions Will Address Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Adhesives & Elastomers and More

Sept. 18, 2013

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) will be sponsoring and participating in several sessions at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) Polyurethanes 2013 Technical Conference in Arizona at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, September 23 – 25.

The CPI conference mission is to provide polyurethanes industry leaders and professionals with an opportunity to learn about the latest research, technical developments and innovations affecting the global polyurethanes industry.

During last year’s event, Huntsman’s VITROX® Composite Resins received the CPI 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. This award recognizes companies and individuals whose dedicated efforts bring new products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace.

This year, Huntsman will be sponsoring and/or participating in the following tracks:

• Sunday, Sept. 22
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Free Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to EHS Issues Relative to Diisocyanates
Presenter: Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Principal Specialist -Toxicology, Huntsman Product EHS, will be leading the Toxicology and Medical discussion during her portion of the workshop. Cynthia chairs the Spray Polyurethane Foam Research Work Group, as part of the CPI Product Stewardship Committee.

• Monday, Sept. 23
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chemistry and Fundamentals Technical Session
Vice Moderator: Robert Grigsby, Ph.D., Senior Technology Manager, Huntsman Performance Products

• Monday, Sept. 23
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Paper titled “Compressive Property Screening Method for Polyurethane Rigid Foam Development” in the Chemistry and Fundamentals Technical Session
Presenter: Ruth Pinto, Engineer, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Monday, Sept. 23
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety (General) Session
Vice Moderator: Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Principal Specialist - Toxicology, Huntsman Product EHS

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety (SPF) Session (Sponsor)
Vice Moderator: Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Principal Specialist - Toxicology, Huntsman Product EHS

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
Construction 1: Advancing the Science of PUR/PIR Construction Foam Session (Sponsor)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Paper titled “Polyurethane Systems for Structural Composites” in the Automotive Technical Session
Presenter: Daniel Heberer, Ph.D., Technical Manager, Elastomers and Composites, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Paper titled “Industrial Hygiene Monitoring of Open Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam” in the Environment, Health and Safety (SPF) Session
Presenter: Christopher Brennan, Senior Staff Industrial Hygienist, Global EHS, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Coatings and Footwear Session
Moderator: Rafael Camargo, Ph.D., Technical Manager, CoreScience and Rigid Foams, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Tuesday, Sept. 24
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Paper titled “Exploring the Performance Characteristics of New Sockliner Materials” in the Coatings and Footwear Session
Presenter: Carlos Faraon, Senior Technical Service Specialist, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Paper titled “Properties and Characterization of Polyurethane Nanocomposites” in the Elastomers Session
Presenter: Qiang Lan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, CoreScience, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Wednesday, Sept. 25
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Elastomers Technical Session
Moderator: Daniel Rosenvasser, Ph.D., ACE and Footwear Commercial Manager, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes

• Wednesday, Sept. 25
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Construction 3: Advancing the Science of PUR/PIR Construction Foam Session (Sponsor)

David Shieh, Principal Scientist, TEROL® Performance Polyols, Huntsman Polyurethanes, and Matthew Nguyen, Technical Service Representative, TEROL® Performance Polyols, Huntsman Polyurethanes, will present “APP-based Polyurethane (PU) and Polyurethane Isocyanurates (PUR) Sprays with 3rd or 4th Generation Blowing Agents,” during the poster sessions. 

Huntsman will again showcase our continuous commitment to product stewardship at Booth 311 during all three days of the event. Huntsman, along with fellow CPI Steering Committee members, will also co-sponsor the industry reception on Monday, Sept. 23.

“We are proud to be an ongoing supporter of The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry and honored to once again play a leading role in this year’s conference,” said Steve Burns, Vice President, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes.       

TEROL® is a registered trademark of Huntsman International LLC.

Media Contact:
Eric Stebel, tel: 281-719-4602
About Huntsman:
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our 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 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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