Huntsman's VITROX® Composite Resins Win CPI 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award

Huntsman's VITROX® Composite Resins Win CPI 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced that its VITROX® Composite Resins product has received the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. This award recognizes companies and individuals whose dedicated efforts bring new products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace.

Attendees at the opening session of the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which ran from Sept. 24 to 26 in Atlanta, were given the opportunity to vote for one award finalist. The winner was announced during the closing session.

“There is no greater honor than to be recognized as an innovator among such an impressive group of our peers," said Keith Day, Vice President Global Business Development, Huntsman Polyurethanes. "We look forward to continuing to provide the industry and our customers with innovative products and solutions. VITROX Composite Resins are the world's first polyurethanes-based pipe repair resins used in a cure-in-place pipe application. This process is more affordable and efficient compared to traditional waste water pipe repair methods."

During the cure-in-place pipe (CIPP) installation, a resin-saturated felt liner made of polyester is inverted into a damaged pipe using compressed air or water. Steam or hot water is then applied to the saturated liner, aiding the resin to cure, which allows a seal to be created inside the damaged pipe. This process allows significant time and cost-savings in the repair of broken waste water pipes. VITROX Composite Resins provide an adjustable pot life, a long handling window and fast curing time.

For the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award, judges evaluated and scored all entries based on the impact on the polyurethanes industry, uniqueness of the innovation, quality of the science and societal impact.

Huntsman Polyurethanes provides MDI-based polyurethanes solutions across an extensive range of applications and market sectors. Its products deliver high performance insulation, comfort, adhesion, protective coatings and more.

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