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Huntsman Introduced Altiris Pigments for Exterior Coatings & Other Products at ACS 2012

Published on 2012-05-10. Author : SpecialChem

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Huntsman Corporation announced that four of its business segments introduced new products at the American Coatings Show (May 8-10, Indianapolis, Ind.).

Huntsman Pigments unveiled its new brand of ALTIRIS® infrared reflecting pigments that give coatings and polymer products the power to reflect solar energy in a wide range of colors, even dark and vibrant colors. Structures incorporating ALTIRIS pigments in their exterior coatings reflect the sun's energy, helping to keep building interiors cooler, reducing the energy needed to power air-conditioning systems and reducing associated costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Coatings that stay cooler suffer less from heat cycling stresses which helps prevent delamination and peeling, potentially increasing product lifespan.

Huntsman Performance Products launched JEFFAMINE® RFD-270 amine, a novel aliphatic amine containing both rigid (cycloaliphatic) and flexible (polyetheramine) segments in the same molecule. RFD stands for "rigiflex diamine" offering a unique formulating option for composites, coatings, and adhesives. When used for epoxy resin curing, this product can provide synergistic processing and cured resin performance advantages relative to simple mixtures of polyetheramines (PEAs) and cycloaliphatic amines.

Huntsman Polyurethanes introduced SUPRASEC® 9114 and 9109 MDI polyurea prepolymer isocyanates. These materials are designed to be used in combination with resin blends containing JEFFAMINE® polyetheramines and/or JEFFOL® polyether polyols for the production of high-performance polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings. These products are capable of delivering superior low-temperature stability, resulting in longer polyurethane and polyurea seasonal applications. It also provides excellent substrate adhesion, abrasion resistance, compression strength and crack-bridging properties.

Huntsman Advanced Materials launched ARADUR® 2978 epoxy curing agent designed for two-component, ambient curing coating and flooring systems that require good aesthetic properties, good blush and early water spotting resistance. Its unique combination of long pot life and fast cure offers a distinct advantage over typical curing agents based on cycloaliphatic polyamines, such as isophorone diamine.

"Huntsman's innovation and R&D in the coatings market is executed with a consistent focus on driving durability, protection, processability, beautification and sustainability. These product roll outs are a reflection of our nearly 50 year commitment to and history of driving performance and innovation in the coatings industry," said James Huntsman, President, Advanced Materials, Huntsman.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our 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 has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion.

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 expectations. 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.

Source: Huntsman


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