30 Mar 09
Huntsman Textile Effects Introduces New DuPont™ Capstone™ Products for Textiles









Basel, March 30, 2009 – Huntsman announces the launch of new repellent and soil release finishes for the textile industry that deliver maximum performance with a minimal environmental footprint+

DuPont™ Capstone™ products will be sold by Huntsman under the designation OLEOPHOBOL® CP. Based on short-chain chemistry, these products provide a step-change reduction in trace impurities below the limit of detection*, offering the same or better performance than their predecessors without compromising fluorine efficiency.

The initial product offering from Huntsman includes a stain release (OLEOPHOBOL® CP-R) and a synthetic oil and water repellent (OLEOPHOBOL® CP-S). The stain release is suitable for cotton, synthetics and blends and eases the removal of both water- and oil-based stains during laundering. The stain repellent is ideal for synthetic fibers and their blends and enables spills to be blotted up quickly with a dry, absorbent cloth.

OLEOPHOBOL® CP will work in mills similar to traditional products and deliver the familiar high performance without an increase in product use rate. Fabrics remain breathable and comfortable during wear and exhibit excellent durability to laundering. The OLEOPHOBOL® CP products offer a considerable improvement in sustainability while continuing a long tradition of quality performance products—meeting real world challenges, day after day, wash after wash!

+ Short-chain molecules that cannot break down to PFOA in the environment.  Capstone™ products meet the goals of the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program.

* Below the limit of detection for PFOA based on the published analytical me thod found in the Journal of Chromatography A (2006) 117-124.

OLEOPHOBOL® is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all , countries
Capstone™ is a trademark of DuPont.

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 more than 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.  The Company had 2008 revenues exceeding $10 billion.
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