Huntsman to have strong presence at UTECH Asia/PU China 2008

Shanghai, PR China – The Polyurethanes division of the Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) will have a strong presence at the UTECH ASIA incorporating PU China 2008 event, to be held in Shanghai between 3rd-5th September.

The UTECH ASIA / PU China 2008 event offers Huntsman the opportunity to showcase its extensive range of products and value added services. Vice President for Huntsman Polyurethanes Asia Pacific, Vincent Wang said: “UTECH ASIA 2008 will enable Huntsman to demonstrate its commitment to the local market and how this is supported at all levels: locally, regionally and globally. The event will further cement the strong relationships our Asia Pacific team has with its existing customers, enhancing and reinforcing our reputation with them and the PU industry as a whole. It will also create opportunities to bring in new customers and new businesses to further build the business in this exciting region.”

Huntsman will have a stand (110 & 130) and also host a hospitality suite at the event and four technical papers will be presented by Huntsman Polyurethanes professionals.  Krystalflex® Optical Aliphatic TPU Films for Bullet Resistant Glass Lamination by Henry Yao; Automotive: A New Generation of MDI Slabfoam Technology Insulation by Pedro Chen & Walter Wu; Spray Polyurethane Foam for Building Insulation in China by Eugene Yu and Two-pack Low VOC Industrial Floor Coating based on Castor oil and Aromatic Polyisocyanates by Dai Yueping.

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About Huntsman Polyurethanes:

Huntsman Polyurethanes (HPU) is a global market leader in the production of MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) – a key ingredient in the production of polyurethanes, which are used across an extensive range of applications and market sectors, including energy-conserving insulation for residential and commercial construction and refrigerated appliances; comfort foams for automotive seating, bedding and furniture; adhesives, coatings and elastomers; composite wood products; thermoplastic urethanes (TPUs) and footwear soling. HPU also manufactures flexible and rigid polyethers, polyesters, polyether amines, polyurea amines, propylene oxide, polyols and fully formulated polyurethane systems. It has more than 2,300 employees and 2007 revenues of US$3.8 billion.

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 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.  The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

Forward Looking Statements:

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