29 Oct 07
Huntsman Polyurethanes brings clarity to glass lamination with KRYSTALFLEX®

Huntsman Polyurethanes brings clarity to glass lamination with KRYSTALFLEX®Glass laminators across Europe are set to benefit from improved quality of service and product development thanks to Huntsman Polyurethanes.

Huntsman Polyurethanes has brought the commercial sales process and technical support for its high performance range of KRYSTALFLEX® optical aliphatic films in-house, significantly improving service and support it can provide to glass laminators across Europe.

The market for hybrid glass / polycarbonate lamination is growing rapidly as it is increasingly used in a diverse number of applications where intrinsic strength combined with transparency is critical; including glazing for security vehicles, prisons, hospitals, embassies, computer centres and sensitive research centres.

Bonding together different materials such as glass, polycarbonate and other plastics,  can prove a significant design challenge for manufacturers of glass laminates. However, the excellent adhesive properties provided by the KRYSTALFLEX® range of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films overcome this issue and also provide highly effective load transfer between the different sheets.

Johan Van Tongelen, commercial director Europe, Africa, Middle East & Indian Sub-continent, said: “Huntsman has focused on the needs of glass laminators for more than 20 years and it is through using this knowledge and understanding of applications and processes that we are able to engineer tangible performance benefits into aliphatic TPU film interlayer. By bringing the sales and technical support in-house, we hope to be able to steer new initiatives, be more responsive to our customer’s needs and further enhance the performance capabilities of Huntsman’s KRYSTALFLEX® film range.”

The new key cust omer contacts for Huntsman Polyurethanes’ KRYSTALFLEX® range of laminates are:
Jos Couwels, Sales Manager
Tel: +32 2 758 9554 or +32 477 33 23 67

Karen Marchand, Sales Assistant
Tel: +33 1 41 028248 or +33 670 657 329,

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 today has 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.  The Company had 2006 revenues of over $13 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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