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Huntsman Announces Commercial Availability of Water-based JEFFSPERSE® Dispersants


* Global commercial availability of universal polymeric JEFFSPERSE® pigment dispersants
* Water-based dispersant product range for printing inks, automotive, wood, and other high-end ink and coating applications
* Suitable for a wide variety of high-performance applications

The Woodlands, TX – Huntsman’s Performance Products division today announced the global commercial availability of their universal polymeric JEFFSPERSE® pigment dispersants. JEFFSPERSE® X-3202, JEFFSPERSE® X-3204 and JEFFSPERSE® X-3202 RF dispersants are designed for use in aqueous pigment concentrates utilized in printing inks, and automotive, wood, furniture and industrial coatings.

“JEFFSPERSE X3202 and X3204 dispersants continue the expansion of our range of specialty chemical coatings,” said Stu Monteith, Vice President, Performance Specialties. “Being able to offer this product commercially helps us help our customers. This product range answers a need in the marketplace. And, we’re not stopping here. We’re also continuing development in solvent-based and UV-curable systems.”

The JEFFSPERSE product range consists of true universal organic pigment dispersants for water-based systems. The benefits offered to formulators include improved stability, improved gloss, higher color strength and increased commercial productivity. In addition, these dispersants cover the whole gamut of color with a wide range of applications, such as flexographic and gravure printing inks, inkjet inks and coatings. These JEFFSPERSE products are also excellent dispersants with carbon black pigments.

JEFFSPERSE X3202 and X3204 dispersants improve color concentrates by allowing higher pigment loading, decreased mill time and lower viscosity. In addition, they improve finished ink performance in such areas as color development, optical properties (gloss), aging stability and color retention.

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Link to Pigments and Dispersion Aids web page

JEFFSPERSE Technical Data Sheets:

* JEFFSPERSE® X-3202 dispersants - US
* JEFFSPERSE® X-3204 dispersants - US
* JEFFSPERSE® X-3202 RF dispersants - US

For more information, please visit the Performance Products Coatings, Polymers and Resins website at:

About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its 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 today has 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2006 revenues of over $13 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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.


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