Huntsman to Discuss Snap Cure Resins for Automotive Composite Applications at UTECH Europe

Conference paper will explore benefits of tunable technology in production of automotive parts

Everberg, Belgium – Polyurethane resins with snap cure capabilities are one of several innovative composite technologies for the automotive industry, which Huntsman will be promoting when UTECH Europe opens for business next week.

On Thursday 31 May, Bart Vangrimde, Technical Manager Composites at Huntsman, will kick off the conference’s automotive session with a talk about the company’s award-winning VITROX® composite technology platform.

Demonstrating Huntsman’s ability to go further for its customers, the VITROX® product platform is designed to give automotive parts manufacturers greater control over resin reaction times - without affecting the physical properties for which polyurethane composite systems are known. With a low initial viscosity that remains stable over time, VITROX® resins have a longer working window than conventional products - a valuable feature in the fabrication of large components. VITROX® resins also have a tunable induction period that can be followed by a snap cure, which means parts can be demolded in minutes.

Commenting, Bart Vangrimde said: “Polyurethane composite resins are widely used across the automotive industry, but their short processing window can prove challenging for some vehicle parts designers. Our VITROX® resin technology is designed to overcome this problem - giving part producers the power to influence and actively manage resin-related steps in the production process. With controllable kinetics, this new generation of high toughness resins, opens up a world of opportunity to automotive parts producers looking for a longer working window when creating lightweight polyurethane-based composite components.”
Bart Vangrimde will present his paper at the UTECH Europe conference on Thursday 31 May at 10:30am in the Florin Room. For more information contact: or visit the Huntsman team at the UTECH Europe exhibition at Stands 506-600 from 29 to 31 May 2018 at the MECC Maastricht.


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

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