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Huntsman at Chinaplas 2015: Offers TPU for Footwear, Sports and more

Published on 2015-05-22. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Huntsman’s three business divisions exhibit at Chinaplas, one of the largest plastics and rubber fairs in Asia, in Guangzhou, China. Experts from Huntsman’s specialist Performance Products, Pigments & Additives, and Polyurethanes (TPU) teams attend the event, demonstrating the scope of materials and chemistries the company can offer polymer manufacturers and compounders looking to differentiate their products. Visit the Huntsman Stand (13.2M21) to discover what’s new in the world of polymer modification.

Huntsman TPU
Fig. 1: Huntsman TPU

Huntsman has a world-class portfolio of performance chemistries for plastic and fiber formulations including ELASTAMINE® and JEFFAMINE® polyetheramines. These can be used to improve mechanical properties and low temperature characteristics like the elasticity and flexibility of thermoplastics including polyamides, polyesters, polyolefins and polyimides. They can also be used to enhance the hydrophilicity, surface energy and polarity of plastics and fibers for improved static dissipation, dyeability / paintability and interpolymer adhesion.

From a pigments and additives perspective, Huntsman produces a broad range of specialty pigments, additives, fillers and extenders with diverse functions to meet the needs of the plastics industry. Available under the established global SACHTLEBEN® and TIOXIDE® brands, these pigments can deliver significant color improvements in plastics. They have good powder flowability, giving off minimal dust, and are easily dispersed during the plastics production process. End use benefits include excellent brightness and outstanding durability, as well as thermal stability and UV protection. Huntsman also has a comprehensive portfolio of synthetic, natural and high purity, colored, inorganic pigments available for plastic applications. The choices on offer to for mulators include high performance iron, mixed metal and chromium oxides, including FERROXIDE® and COLOURPLEX® pigments as well as ultramarines and cadmium pigments.

For plastic product manufacturers, Huntsman offers a vast selection of fully formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (Huntsman TPU) materials under its AVALON® and IROGRAN® TPU brands. Manufactured locally in Jinshan, China, Huntsman TPU materials can be easily extruded, injection molded or converted into technical films and sheets for use in the manufacture of shoes, wires and cables, wearable devices, luggage, furniture and technical clothing. At Chinaplas 2015, there is a specific emphasis on:
  • UV resistant Huntsman TPU for the footwear industry 
  • High performance Huntsman TPU for cables used in transport and automation applications 
  • Hard wearing, soft touch, water resistant Huntsman TPU for the manufacture of suitcases 
  • Hot melt Huntsman TPU to create outdoor clothing and other technical textiles 
  • Huntsman TPU for sports goods, specifically wearable electronic devices, a growth area 

AVALON®, COLOURPLEX®, ELASTAMINE®, FERROXIDE®, IROGRAN®, JEFFAMINE®, SACHTLEBEN® and TIOXIDE® are registered trademarks of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

About Huntsman

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2014 revenues of approximately $13 billion including the acquisition of Rockwood’s performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses. Its chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. It operates more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in more than 30 countries and employ approximately 16,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.

Source: Huntsman

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