02 Apr 07
New Trade Names from Huntsman Textile Effects
  • NOVACRON® replaces CIBACRON® as flagship product from Textile Effects
  • Transition from old names to new between April 2 and June 30, 2007
  • New names underline Huntsman’s commitment to innovation

Nine months after acquiring the Textile Effects business from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Huntsman launches a new concept around the list of new trade names and ranges.

Part of the acquisition deal required Huntsman to change trade names associated with the former company. This opportunity was taken to streamline the list, reduce the number of names and simplify the identification of products for our customers. Whereas trade names have changed, product suffixes remain, in most cases, unchanged.

As of July 1, 2007, a number of products will cease to exist under their familiar names but will continue to be marketed under new brands. During the transition period from April 2 to June 30, 2007 both old and new names will co-exist providing customers a time for adjustment. These three months will also enable the supply chain to ensure a smooth transition. What customers can continue to expect is the same high quality, performance and reliability they have been used to in the past. Besides the names, nothing else has changed.

“The new trade names represent Huntsman’s commitment to innovation, and we are confident that with these names Huntsman will continue to deliver the added value customers have come to expect from us in the past,” says Dr. Peter Otto, vice president Marketing and Innovation. Textile competence, innovation and social responsibility are core values for Huntsman.

Customers will receive tools specific to their needs both in electronic as well as hard copy form to help them identify new names. A name converter tool is available online.

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufactu re 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. Huntsman today has 14,000 employees and 75 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2006 revenues of $13 billion.

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements among the parties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company’s expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

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

Andrew Fernandes
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