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

If the Shoe Fits

Categories: customer innovation

The use of 3D printing is where the recyclable rubber meets the road.

In 2020, Huntsman worked with OESH® Shoes (OESH), the US footwear brand that makes women’s shoes that are “healthy by design,” to create a 100% recyclable shoe sole via 3D printing.

Huntsman’s thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials offered the specific comfort and performance properties OESH was looking for to create a fully recyclable shoe using its unique 3D printing technique, which creates parts from pellets. The soles were then recycled into pellets and put back into the 3D manufacturing process. The next step was to test the new recycled sole against those made from virgin materials. Results showed that the recycled sole had the same functionality as the original sole—with no drop in performance properties.

For OESH, which is known for its design of healthy shoes, using Huntsman’s TPU elastomers created signature soles that are now not only 100% healthy, but 100% recyclable. Huntsman is working with the footwear industry to advance 3D printing in shoe production, which reduces waste from start to finish. Shoes can be designed using less material by applying the product exactly where it is needed. Process scraps are completely eliminated, as there is no extra waste material typically produced in the traditional molding process. And producing shoes close to the source of supply and on demand reduces transportation requirements and the need to keep large inventories

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