15 Sep 06
Huntsman launches new flame retardant for polyester, cotton and blends

Basel, Switzerland, September 15, 2006 – Huntsman’s Textile Effects business segment has launched a new flame retardant for polyester and cotton and their blends.

Combining high performance with cost-effectiveness, FLOVAN® CWF leaves treated textiles with a soft hand. The product, for which a patent application has been submitted, contains phosphorus and nitrogen and is free of halogen. Applied by padding, FLOVAN® CWF is compatible with selected polymers, fluorochemicals and softeners. It is suitable for products such as curtains, mattresses, technical textiles, automotive applications and construction materials.

To support customers, Huntsman provides expertise in flame retardants, as well as testing facilities and complete finishing systems incorporating flame retardants, dyes and fluorochemicals, as required.

For more information, please visit Huntsman’s Textile Effects website at:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity 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, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 15,000 employees and 78 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2005 revenues of $13 billion.
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FLOVAN® is a trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.


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