17 Mar 08
Innovative Solutions and Functional Effects for Nonwovens from Huntsman presented at Index 08 in Geneva, Switzerland

Basel - Huntsman Textile Effects will be exhibiting at the world’s leading nonwovens exhibition, INDEX 08 in Geneva. As a leading global player, we will be presenting the extension of our expertise and offering with tailor-made finishing effects and solutions in key segments where nonwovens play a major role.

• PHOBOL® Range for Nonwovens - a new range of high performance repellent products exclusively for nonwovens providing solutions for the automotive, medical, building and filtration segments. PHOBOL products offer a number of benefits such as high temperature stability, low curing temperature and higher production speeds.

• SILPURE® for Nonwovens - a new generation of antimicrobial technology for topical application to both synthetic and cellulose-based fiber substrates.

New Developments in Functional Compounds (all-in-one products)

• Compounds for Building products (eg. roof underlayment) with excellent resistance to hydrostatic pressure, high water water vapor permeability  and  effective flame retardant properties

All this and more at the Huntsman Textile Effects Booth 1459, Hall 1, Geneva Palexpo, from April 15-18, 2008.

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 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

Forward Looking Statements:

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 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 law