Huntsman Expands RenShape® Board Production at East Lansing, US Facility

EAST LANSING, Michigan, August 1, 2013 –   To meet growing demand for its RenShape® CNC-machinable modeling and tooling boards, Huntsman Advanced Materials has installed an additional, state-of-the-art production line at the East Lansing, Michigan facility.  Advanced equipment that is part of the new molding area produces multiple board sizes on a single machine and features a dedicated feed system to accommodate the manufacture of various board types simultaneously on the plant’s multiple manufacturing lines. 

According to Monte Edlund, Vice President – Americas, Huntsman Advanced Materials, “With the installation of our new high-capacity molding equipment, we streamlined operating efficiency, increased throughput and enhanced our ability to quickly respond to growing market demands for modeling and tooling boards.”  

Huntsman’s RenShape® boards are available exclusively from Freeman Manufacturing & Supply Company, Huntsman’s master tooling distributor in North America.  The primary product line includes seven different CNC-machinable boards for building high-accuracy, dimensionally stable models and tooling.  The company also produces specialty boards for machining fixtures and foundry tooling.  To meet specific user and project requirements, boards are manufactured with a range of physical characteristics including varied densities, flexural, tensile and compressive strengths, glass transition temperatures, and coefficients of thermal expansion.  All of the RenShape® boards produce models and tools with an outstanding surface finish and edge definition.

For more information about RenShape® CNC-machinable boards, contact: Huntsman Advanced Materials U.S. Customer Service, Tel: 888-564-9318,
e-mail: OR Freeman Manufacturing & Supply Company, Attn.: John Gindlesperger, Tel: 800-321-8511, e-mail: In addition, please visit the Huntsman website: OR the Freeman website:

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

About Huntsman:
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our 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 has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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