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

Eliminating waste stream in Texas

Categories: circularity

Huntsman’s plant in Conroe, Texas, produces more than 400 different specialty chemical products, primarily amines, polyols and carbonates. To meet customer demand, process units and storage tanks are frequently washed out to accommodate the next product. But these washouts put high levels of organic material through the plant’s wastewater system and, over time, the material must be disposed as hazardous waste due to high benzene levels.

After studying the problem, Huntsman determined one of the plant’s raw materials contained cyclohexane, which was reacting with other materials to produce the benzene. So the plant isolated the washout stream containing cyclohexane, preventing it from entering the storage tank and disposing of it in another tank. As a result, the benzene-free wastewater no longer required treatment as a hazardous waste

After the change, hazardous waste production at the plant dropped from 3.7 million pounds to zero, eliminating $700,000 in hazardous waste disposal costs. In addition, the plant found a customer to use the organic layer that was stored in the separate tank to blend with their products and use it in a beneficial way.

The project won a 2019 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for pollution prevention from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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