16 Jan 09
Jeffsol® Propylene Carbonate And Ultrapure® Propylene Carbonate From Huntsman Given Voc Exempt Status

The Woodlands, TX - Huntsman's (NYSE:HUN) Performance Products division today announced the granting of official VOC exempt status by the EPA for the company’s JEFFSOL® propylene carbonate and ULTRAPURE® propylene carbonate.

“Huntsman is proud to be a key supplier in such a growing segment of the coatings market,” said Stu Monteith, Vice President of Performance Specialties.  “At Huntsman we are keenly aware of the positive role specialty chemical companies can play in increasing availability and supply of environmentally-friendly products.  This ruling by the EPA is a direct result of actions initiated by Huntsman several years ago.” 

As the largest producer of propylene carbonate in the Americas region, Huntsman enjoys a solid presence among coating and ink formulators looking for an environmentally-friendly alternative to commonly-used carrier solvents, tail solvents, coalescing agents, plasticizers and cleaners/strippers.  JEFFSOL® propylene carbonate is a high grade, high purity product with flexibility in function and application to allow broad growth across many areas.

ULTRAPURE® propylene carbonate is an extremely high purity propylene carbonate for solvent solutions requiring very low levels of water and glycol. Growing applications include lithium batteries, condensers, photo chromic solutions, polymer removal for microelectronics, and other related electrochemical applications.

The complete Huntsman carbonate product line includes:
• JEFFSOL® propylene carbonate
• ULTRAPURE® propylene carbonate
• JEFFSOL® ethylene carbonate
• ULTRAPURE® ethylene carbonate
• JEFFSOL® glycerin carbonate

For more information, please visit the Performance Products Coatings, Polymers and Resins website at: or contact Thomas Clark (Marketing Manager) directly at 281-719-4313;

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

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