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Huntsman launched a new range of low-emission MDI-based foam systems for automotive interiors

October 26/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Huntsman announced that it has launched a new range of low-emission MDI-based foam systems for automotive interiors, said the company.

The ACOUSTIFLEX LE and RUBIFLEX LE polyurethane product lines. These innovative technologies allow global automotive formulators and foam manufacturers to produce high-performance polyurethane foams, while significantly reducing interior emissions levels to meet OEMs requirements.

The automotive industry is continually progressing toward its sustainability targets, as it addresses consumer preferences and emerging regulations governing Vehicle Interior Air Quality emissions from interior components including national laws in many countries, new international ISO standards or policies such as the Circular Cars Initiative EU policy action roadmap.

With low emission (LE) forward-looking technologies, Huntsman has responded to the industrys challenge to lower emissions of interior components by building sustainability into its product lines. This brings manufacturers and drivers cleaner, lighter, more circular PU technologies that offer advanced comfort.

The portfolio of ACOUSTIFLEX LE and RUBIFLEX LE low-emission polyurethanes are the first fully commercialized technologies in the market. These products have been developed for automotive seating parts and sound insulation components. They are commonly used for making a wide range of standard automotive components, simplifying procurement and value chains for producers, who can reduce the different types of PU products they need to procure.

As per MRC, Huntsman is expanding its performance products facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, said the company.
The multimillion-dollar investment project will expand capacity for polyurethane (PU) catalysts and specialty amines, scheduled for completion in mid-2023.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,638,370 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 10% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 989,570 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 30% year on year. Deliveries of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas shipments of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately USD6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, car components, compounding, compounds, poliuretani, Huntsman.
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