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Huntsman Innovation Wins Top Award at Paris JEC Show


Basel, Switzerland – Huntsman Advanced Materials, a division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), today announced it was awarded the JEC Award for innovative materials at the JEC Show in Paris, France. Huntsman received the award for the innovative use of its composites in fuel cell applications developed in cooperation with its US-based customer GrafTech International.

This latest development from Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division ─ bipolar plates made from graphite composite materials manufactured using a Huntsman epoxy resin ─ is in line with other award winning Huntsman solutions and offers important advantages to those developing the next generation of fuel cells:

* High temperature resistant resin systems for automotive and stationary power applications, because fuel cells operate at higher temperatures to improve efficiency;
* Strong chemical resistance to avoid degrading in the presence of electrolytes such as glycols or concentrated phosphoric acid;
* Low leachable ionic levels in the resin systems to avoid damage to the fuel cell; and
* An acetone based system to facilitate high volume graphite composite manufacturing.

André Genton, President of Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division, commented: “At Huntsman, our commitment to innovation provides a rich pipeline of new products and applications. We are especially pleased when our innovative chemistry provides solutions to address the issues that affect us all, such as the global need for more efficient and effective fuel cells.”

In December 2008, another solution from Huntsman Advanced Materials was awarded the Gold Innovation
Award at the Euromold Show. The award was won for Huntsman’s new Araldite® Digitalis machine, which is a new rapid manufacturing machine capable of producing large numbers of parts simultaneously at rapid speed and with high accuracy.


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