Fair offers growth platform for Huntsman resins

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Huntsman Polyurethanes will be exhibiting at the ASEAN Official Woodworking Machinery Show 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, from September 24 – 28, highlighting our commitment to the exciting and fast-growing composite wood products (CWP) market. 

Throughout the five-day exhibition, Asia Pacific commercial and technical people, together with experts from our global team will be available on booth 2043 in Putra World Trade Center, giving expert advice to visitors. Through continuous innovation we are able to offer a full package of solutions to customers in the different wood binding applications such as oriented strand board (OSB), medium density fibreboard (MDF), particle board (PB) and wood fibre insulation board (WFIB).

“Our aim remains to be the partner of choice in the composite wood industry by providing customers with the highest levels of service and innovation”, said Ross Mowatt, Regional Manager, CWP market.  “We will be showcasing a new generation of branded adhesive products for the engineered wood panel industry at the Show, further details of which will be revealed at the event” Mr.Mowatt added.

Visitors to Huntsman’s stand will also  learn about the company’s dedication to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) excellence, product stewardship and the on-site support provided to customers. Improving indoor air quality and reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions in the home and workplace are issues of international significance, which are gaining increasing focus in Asia as manufacturers upgrade their standards to world class levels.

Huntsman Polyurethanes’ world scale MDI plant in Caojing, Shanghai ensures that it is well positioned to supply the Asian market, and the recently opened Asia Pacific Technology Center, also in Shanghai, gives regional customers direct access to a world-class technology innovation resource.
For more information on specialty MDI resins, visit www.huntsman.com/pu/ .

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 www.huntsman.com.

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 US 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 laws.

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Huntsman Polyurethanes is represented in Macedonia by Rade Drakulic. You can contact him using the following details:

Rade Drakulic, Account Sales Manager
Huntsman Italy Srl
Via Mazzini 58
I - 21020 Ternate (VA)

Tel: +39 0332 941 225
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