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Huntsman Demonstrate Flexibility of Foam Solutions

  • Wednesday, 28th August 2019
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Polyurethane experts from Huntsman are taking part in Foam Expo Europe this September – Europe’s largest trade fair and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain. 

At the exhibition, and during the associated speaker sessions, Huntsman will highlight the wide range of innovative polyurethane-based foam solutions it provides, focusing specifically on mobility, comfort and construction applications.  

For the mobility industry, Huntsman offers a variety of bio-based foam technologies. Compatible with existing foaming production installations, these bio-based technologies and pre-polymers can help automotive manufacturers achieve a 9% level of bio-based content – according to ASTM-D6866-12. Recently, Huntsman launched ACOUSTIFLEX S NBR polyurethane foam system – a lightweight absorber (LWA), semi-rigid foam, designed for acoustic applications in engine and trunk compartments. The new formulation is thermoformable, boasting superior acoustics absorption and offering greater flexibility to meet design needs. 

Automotive specifiers can hear more about Huntsman’s foam solutions at the Foam Expo Conference. On Wednesday 11 September at 11:30am, Johan Peters, Account Manager Acoustics & NVH Global, will be talking about noise vibration harshness (NVH), thermal management and acoustic insulation requirements in electrical vehicles, and the benefits polyurethane-based foamed materials can bring to this aspect of automotive design.  

In comfort applications, Huntsman’s RUBIFLEX Cocoon flexible foam system is used to make mattresses, pillows and cushion pads with just the right blend of properties. Optimising pressure distribution, RUBIFLEX Cocoon flexible foam maximises comfort by ensuring the body is evenly cradled. With an open cell structure, the foam offers better breathability – transporting heat away from the body’s surface. RUBIFLEX Cocoon flexible foam also dissipates moisture quickly and efficiently, reducing humidity build up. In addition, it is easy to roll, vacuum pack, store and transport. 

For the construction industry, Huntsman has developed a new fire-rated PIR-based insulation foam product for the manufacture of composite panels. DaltoPIR XHFR insulation system combines thermal properties with very good fire and smoke properties, without compromising processing performance or durability. Enabling more consistent processing, DaltoPIR XHFR insulation foam solution can help panel producers achieve better panel planarity and quicker line speeds. The foam also has very low friability. Recently, Huntsman’s DaltoPIR insulation system was added to the Specification Tested listing as an identified component in the FM Approval guide. This new certification will allow panel manufacturers to benefit from a faster FM approval procedure for their finished products. 

Visit Huntsman at Stand 704 in Hall 10 at Foam Expo Europe, Messe Stuttgart: 10-12 September 2019.


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