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Huntsman Advanced Materials Showcases Lightweight Solutions for Automotive Industry at Composites Europe 2017

Huntsman Advanced Materials Showcases Lightweight Solutions for Automotive Industry at Composites Europe 2017


Huntsman Advanced Materials, hall C2, booth E24, Composites Europe, Stuttgart, 19-21 September 2017

This year’s Composites Europe sees Huntsman Advanced Materials exhibit its range of innovative composite solutions for the automotive industry, including those used on the new BMW HP4 Race motorcycle – the first bike in the world to offer both a full carbon frame and wheels.

On booth C2/E24, the company will be showcasing a number of finished parts to demonstrate how its Araldite® branded resin systems, components and adhesives help automotive manufacturers decrease weight and processing costs, improving fuel efficiency and the overall driving experience. These parts include:

• BMW HP4 race motorcycle – the first motorcycle to offer a full carbon frame and wheels. With a 7.8kg frame, 2.2kg front wheel and 3.1kg rear wheel, the bike boasts weight savings of 30% compared with an aluminium alternative

• Carbon-fiber torque tube for Mercedes AMG-GT R – powered by Araldite® LY 8615/Aradur® 8615 composite resin system, the torque tube is 40% lighter than its aluminium counterpart, significantly improving the driving experience of the car. Thanks to its integrated composite design, the need for metallic connecting flanges has been removed, allowing for extremely low weight to be achieved, while meeting huge torque loading (700Nm) and noise vibration harshness (NVH) requirements

• Hood interior stiffener – an Araldite® composite resin system has enabled the development of car hoods with weights of less than 7.5kg – 50% lighter than their steel equivalents. The Araldite® solution is suitable for continuous preparation of short fibres compound followed by rapid on-line maturation, and two-minute compression mould ing under press

Also on show will be an assembly carrier for Porsche GT3 Cup II and a BOXSTROM™ carbon hybrid composite wheel.

Nastassja Kelley, Marketing Director EMEAI at Huntsman Advanced Materials, commented: “We are seeing an increasing demand across the automotive industry for lightweight solutions that are suitable for use in high performance applications. Working with our customers to fully understand their needs, and adapting our solutions to meet these specifics, has enabled us to develop products that really push the boundaries of lightweighting. By demonstrating some of these parts at Composites Europe, we intend to show the industry what’s possible.”

Huntsman Advanced Materials is also one of the exhibitors on the event’s guided tour, Composites in the Automotive Industry 1, which will be visiting the booth on Wednesday 20 September at 11.30am.

For more information about Huntsman Advanced Materials, its expertise, processes and products, visit its team at booth E24, hall C2.

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About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions including the Pigments and Additives division that we intend to spin-off as Venator Materials
Corporation. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at
www.huntsman.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Statements  in  this  release&nbs p; 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, volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman’s operations, including any delay of, or other negative developments affecting, the spin-off of Venator Materials Corporation, the ability to implement cost reductions and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses and realize anticipated cost savings, and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

 
For press information only please contact:
  
Hannah Stirling/Chloe Kendall
BDB
25 Hale Road Altrincham WA14 2EY England

Phone: +44-161-925-4700
Email: huntsmanadvancedmaterials@bdb.co.uk
 

Sales enquiries should be directed by mail or e- mail to:

Alina Paduraru
Marketing Communications Manager EMEAI
Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH, Klybeckstrasse 200
CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

Phone: +41-61-299 2429
Email:  alina_paduraru@huntsman.com

 
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