Huntsman to highlight wide range of polyurethanes market solutions at PU Tech India 2008

Huntsman Polyurethanes will be exhibiting at PU Tech 2008 in Noida India, from March 12-14, highlighting the extensive range of MDI-based polyurethane solutions the company can offer to India’s dynamic manufacturing market, in particular with regard to insulation for construction and automotive.

Throughout the three-day exhibition, local representatives and polyurethane specialists from the global chemical company will be on hand on stands 005 – 008 in Hall 1, giving expert advice to new and existing customers. The team will highlight breadth of support if can offer in the region to construction, footwear and coating developers and will also launch a brand new product to the Indian automotive market - ACOUSTIFLEX® S. Designed specifically for under-bonnet applications, this light-weight absorber technology meets growing regional interest within India for acoustic solutions that can help reduce vehicle noise emissions – particularly in diesel cars.

Explaining more about Huntsman’s presence at PU Tech and its team in India, Arun Kumar, Regional Manager for Indian Subcontinent and Middle East, said: “The market for polyurethanes-based solutions is rapidly expanding in India. And as a global leader in the field Huntsman is ideally positioned to help drive growth. Recognising the potential in the Indian market, Huntsman committed significant investment to the area several years ago, creating a solid infrastructure for what was, at the time, a market in its infancy.”

Huntsman has a number of key investments in India including a state-of-the-art blending plant, technical centre, sales offices and a distribution network of warehouses. This resource, combined with the company’s global reach gives customers a number of advantages. At an international level Huntsman India can draw on the expertise of its Technical Development Centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific to make sure new technology platforms are swiftly brought into the Indian market. And at a local level, the company’s team of regional specialists can provide extensive on-site support, ensuring customers receive a quick, efficient and customised service that meets exact requirements. As demand for polyurethanes continues to grow, Huntsman plans to leverage these capabilities to add value for new and existing customers.

During PU Tech Huntsman will present three technical papers:

- Oliver Kuisle, product manager, will present a paper on ACOUSTIFLEX® S technology at the exhibition. The presentation, entitled “Acoustic absorbers, growth of novel acoustically active PU materials in automotive” will focus on the European automotive market, the key features determining acoustic absorption of materials and the opportunities for this in the Indian market.

- Kristof Dedecker, marketing and technology manager, will speak on “Sandwich panels; supporting growth with an established and proven technology”.  This describes the main technical choices to be made for the sandwich panel market in India, based on long-term European experiences by Huntsman.

- Dimitri Leroy, technical manager adhesives, will present a paper entitled: “Bonding skins, polyurethane adhesives in panel construction.”  This describes Huntsman’s dedicated range of adhesives for continuous panel laminating, including processability, performance on different substrates and application techniques.

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Note to editors: ACOUSTIFLEX® is a registered trademark of Huntsman in one or more but not necessarily all countries.

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 2006 revenues of over $13 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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