Huntsman to share its passion for polyurethanes at UTECH Europe

Huntsman will be exhibiting at UTECH Europe this April, sharing how its passion for polyurethanes is continuing to deliver innovations that enrich lives and contribute to the global drive towards a more carbon neutral, circular future.

Polyurethanes are at the forefront of the transition to a more sustainable future – helping to make homes more energy efficient; reduce fuel demands in transportation applications; enable alternative energy solutions; and increase the durability of materials to minimize waste.

Highlighting the breadth of its capabilities, Huntsman will play a central role across all aspects of UTECH Europe proceedings. Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman Polyurethanes, will give a keynote address to open the event’s conference program. Huntsman associates will also deliver a series of technical papers throughout the event covering:

  • An innovative new catalyst that has been developed and evaluated in hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) containing formulations for reactivity and stability.
  • More sustainable foam innovations for automotive acoustic applications – based on bio-based and recycled content - that help address end of life recyclability issues.
  • A new generation of bio-based particleboard binders that have a lower carbon footprint and are aligned with the needs of the composite wood panel industry.

At Huntsman’s exhibition booth (E10), the team will display a range of everyday products that feature the company’s polyurethane technologies and showcase sustainability in action. These will include:

  • A new PU-based thermoplastic technology for the footwear industry.
  • A PU-based flexible foam made with bio-content for the manufacture of mattresses and furniture.
  • Novel PU-based automotive seating foams that can be made using bio-based polyols and allow recyclability options.
  • A new EV battery cell encapsulation foam technology made from recycled content enabling carbon footprint reduction.
  • Composite wood panels utilizing PU-based binders with bio-content.

Joe Tse, Polyurethanes Vice President Europe at Huntsman, said: “Around the world, polyurethane chemistry is helping to address the most pressing sustainability challenges. At UTECH Europe 2024 we will continue to reinforce the role our industry has to play in supporting economic development in Europe. We look forward to continuing conversations with our customers about how best to collaborate to enable more sustainable growth.”

For more information, please visit Huntsman at UTECH Europe at Maastricht MECC from 23-25 April 2024 at Stand E10 or email:

About Huntsman:

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2022 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 60 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 7,000 associates within our continuing operations. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at


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