Our Solutions

Our solutions enable alternative energy

Our resin systems make wind turbine blades longer so they are more economic. One ton of our amines go into one-half of a wind turbine which means

30,000 tons

CO2e avoided

625 tons

CO2e to build

48x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions improve energy efficiency

Our resins and hardeners decrease the weight of an airplane by 20% and allow for blended winglets to further improve fuel efficiency. One ton of our epoxy system will go into 1/3 ton of fuselage which means

14,000 tons

CO2e avoided

350 tons

CO2e to build

40x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions enable transportation electrification

Our carbonates improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries. One ton of our carbonates will go into 34 battery electric vehicles which means

1,300 tons

CO2e avoided

160 tons

CO2e to build

8x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions improve home efficiency

Our spray polyurethane foam reduce air intrusion into homes and buildings, decreasing the amount of energy required for heating and cooling. One ton of our spray foam will go into 2/3 of a family-sized home which means

10 tons

CO2e avoided

1.2 tons

CO2e to build

8x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Making a Difference in the Global Pandemic

Categories: community impact

Social responsibility took on new meaning during the 2020 global pandemic. At Huntsman, we have always maintained unwavering focus on the health and safety of our associates, suppliers, customers and communities. We took immediate measures to ensure our associates had a safe work environment, from implementing remote working arrangements for employees to taking preventative measures in the workplace to reduce exposure. We also worked with our suppliers, taking steps to minimize impacts on our operations in support of our customers. Additionally, we donated products and expertise to support those on the front lines of the pandemic.

In early March 2020, as the pandemic spread across the globe and created a shortage of medical supplies needed to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Huntsman ramped up its production of products required for protective masks and suits, as well as produced hand sanitizer for medical facilities around the world.

Huntsman produces thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for manufacturers of essential medical personal protective equipment (PPE), including hospital gowns, face masks, mattress covers, tubes, valves, cable jackets and powered air purifying respirators, which are used in ICUs to treat those with critical cases of the virus.

Huntsman also makes a number of textile products that meet the broad spectrum for repellency requirements of face masks and PPE. In Indonesia, we supported the Indonesia Textile Association’s efforts to address the critical shortage of medical supplies in the county. Huntsman donated 1,000 kilograms of PHOBOTEX® REC, a durable water repellent finish for textiles, to Kahatex, a leading textile mill in Indonesia, for the production of face masks and other PPE. In collaboration with the University of Indonesia, Huntsman manufactured and donated a total of 24 metric tons of hand sanitizer for distribution to hospitals, health centers and health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Huntsman also produced and donated hand sanitizer from other manufacturing sites around the world as part of our international COVID-19 response. In the US, Huntsman donated a 5-ton shipment of hand sanitizer to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the associated medical facilities at the University of Utah to help protect health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. The University of Utah is the home of HCI, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that was established with a major philanthropic gift by the late Jon M. Huntsman, founder of Huntsman Corporation.

In Switzerland, Huntsman produced approximately 120 metric tons of hand sanitizer for hospitals and pharmacies facing increased shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and constrained supply of the product. In Australia, our Deer Park manufacturing site near Melbourne produced 15 metric tons of hand sanitizer for use by medical facilities to help meet the supply shortage.

In China, the company donated the raw materials used to manufacture prefabricated panels for the construction of hospitals and spandex needed for the production of medical protective articles.

Huntsman’s global footprint enabled global support as the world battled the COVID-19 virus together.

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