Huntsman offers extensive range of TPU materials at Wire fair

Shanghai, PR China — The Polyurethanes division of the Huntsman Corporation (HUN:NYSE), a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high-performance thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins, will be exhibiting at Wire China 2008 in Shanghai between 23 – 26 September 2008, showcasing its extensive range of TPU materials. 

Huntsman Polyurethanes’ technical and commercial experts will be on hand at Shanghai New International Expo Center, stand: W1F33 to present and discuss the latest advances in TPU. Huntsman offers an extensive range of TPU for extrusion and injection applications under the trade mark IROGRAN®.

Earlier this month, Huntsman Polyurethanes announced the start-up of a new production line to manufacture specialist high performance TPU grades at its Osnabrück, Germany facility. “We are delighted with this timely start-up which will satisfy customer demand globally especially in Asia and China where the China market fits neatly into our global growth strategy” said Enshan Sheng, Country Manager for Huntsman Polyurethanes in China. “The properties of the special grades for the cable industry surpass the quality of many traditional materials. With our unrivalled technical expertise and global supply chain resources, Huntsman is uniquely qualified to meet the need for fast and reliable supply of high-performance products that deliver competitive advantage across a wide range of the extrusion and injection applications” he added.

IROGRAN® TPUs are used in applications where the mechanical properties are extremely challenged. Cable jacketing made from IROGRAN® TPUs  can be used for portable power cables and trip lines like trailing cables, supply pipes and extensions, cables for antiskid systems, extensions for mowing machines, helix cables; charger and data transmission wire in consumer applications like mobile phones, MP3s, computers and similar devices. All Huntsman’s raw materials, including the flame protected ones are halogen-free.

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About Huntsman Polyurethanes:

Huntsman Polyurethanes (HPU) is a leading producer of MDI – a key ingredient in the production of polyurethanes and also manufactures flexible and rigid polyethers, polyesters, polyether amines, polyurea amines, propylene oxide, polyols, fully formulated polyurethane systems and TPU’s for the automotive, footwear, coatings & adhesives, construction, furniture, appliances and packaging industries. HPU has more than 2,300 employees and 2007 revenues of US$3.8 billion.

About Huntsman Corporation:

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 US$10 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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