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HUNTSMAN TO LAUNCH NEW KRYSTALFLEX? FILM AT GLASSTEC thstGlasstec 2010 from 28 September to 1 October
Stand E46 / Hall 11, Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Osnabruck, Germany – The polyurethane division of global chemical company Huntsman will return to international trade exhibition Glasstec in October with a clear plan of action; to launch a brand new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film to the European glass and lamination market.
KRYSTALFLEX? PE505 is an extremely tough, yet highly flexible, optical aliphatic TPU film that offers superior impact and penetration resistance as well as excellent transparency and enhanced UV stability. Designed primarily for use in transparent armor employed in military vehicles, this technical interlayer enables the production of thin, lightweight glazing systems that offer improved anti-blast properties and ballistic protection.
With high hardness, medium modulus and the ability to perform exceptionally well at both high and low temperatures, KRYSTALFLEX? PE505 will prove popular across the military sector. It is also being targeted for use in general security and intrusion resistant glazing projects as well as aerospace and rail applications.
KRYSTALFLEX? PE505 is the latest innovation to emerge from Huntsman’s global TPU research and development center in Derry, New Hampshire, USA. It extends the company’s film technology platform, already the broadest of its kind in the glazing and glass lamination sector.
Marco Zajac, Huntsman Polyurethanes’ Product Manager for KRYSTALFLEX? in Europe said: “While the
basic chemistry of our TPU films has remained largely the same for many years, we have intensified our research and development programme to create innovative new products like KRYSTALFLEX? PE 505. The result is a portfolio of premium glazing films, built on solid scientific understanding, that enables us to meet modern glazing demands. KRYSTALFLEX? PE505 is a unique new interlayer from Huntsman that provides superior impact performance at any temperature from the coldest winter nights to the hottest summer days. We look forward to showcasing its capabilities at Glasstec and demonstrating what can be achieved with continual investment in innovation.”
Like other TPU films available from Huntsman, KRYSTALFLEX? PE 505 can be produced at varying degrees of thickness to meet exact performance traits – a significant advantage for customers who want custom made
solutions that offer superior performance.
The film also comes with the added benefit of in-depth technical support. Huntsman is one of the only suppliers to the glass lamination sector to have experts readily available to answer customers’ product and
application specific questions. Helping manufacturers overcome design and production challenges, these
individuals work closely with Huntsman’s local sales staff in a support network that spans the globe.
Representatives from the worldwide technical team and sales force will be present at Glasstec to discuss sector developments and individual requirements with customers on a one-to-one basis.
For more information about KRYSTALFLEX? or the full range of TPU film and sheet solutions available from
Huntsman Polyurethanes, please contact:
EAME: Marco Zajac, Product Manager KRYSTALFLEX? – Europe Region
email: firstname.lastname@example.org / mobile: +49 151 1257 0948
AMERICAS: Mike Griffin, Account Manager
email: email@example.com / mobile: +1 334 332 4783
APAC: Henry Yao, Sales Manager – TPU China
email: firstname.lastname@example.org / mobile:+86 13 81 766 5312
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 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.
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