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Huntsman to reveal novel reinforced resins at JEC Paris

26 January 2011

Huntsman has revealed its involvement in a project that showcases the possibilities of building a concept electric car – the ‘U-Box’ designed by D” in France - using environmentally sustainable components. The car will have its first showing in France at JEC Paris in March.The U-Box incorporates differentiated materials, including renewable flax and basalt fibres for reinforcing composite parts in combination with new toughened resins, as well as halogen free, fire resistant resin.

Flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) have also been integrated in the composite structure of the U-Box. In addition to this, Huntsman, supported by the UK company NRG Wheels, equipped the vehicle with composite wheels and provided composite bonders offering high strength, flexibility and temperature resistance. 

On Stand G65, Huntsman will also confirm its positioning as a supplier of building blocks for formulators:  Araldite MY 0816, a naphthalene diepoxy announced at JEC 2009 will be complemented by additional new building blocks such as a fluorene diepoxy resin, and a diaminodiphenyl sulfone based hardener. The company is also adding to its range of Araldite benzoxazine thermoset resins with recently developed liquid, solvent free products.

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