16 Dec 10
Huntsman Completes First Phase of REACH Registration

EVERBERG, Belgium – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it is fully compliant with REACH legislation – European Regulation (EC) NO. 1907/2006. 

All substances manufactured and imported by the business, which fell under the 30 November 2010 deadline for high volume, dangerous and intermediate products, were successfully submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) ahead of schedule.

From its inception, Huntsman has fully supported the REACH program to “Register, Evaluate and Authorize Chemicals” in order to improve safe use of chemicals and protect human health and the environment. Reflecting this, the business acted as lead registrant for more than 40% of the substances it submitted during the first phase of registration.

In addition, substances manufactured and imported by Huntsman with a later registration deadline have all been pre-registered and are therefore also REACH compliant.

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 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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 exp ectations. 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 U.S. 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.

Ilse Vanden Brande
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