MOSCOW (MRC) -- Huntsman announced that its polyurethanes division has won a Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for developing a technology which reduces total emissions from the polyurethane seating foam used in its vehicles, as per GV.
According to Huntsman, its automotive team developed a unique MDI system, new polyol and formaldehyde 'scavenger' technology. This chemistry enabled BMW to reduce total emissions from its seating foams by a factor of ten - without compromising comfort or quality. Huntsman says it is the only supplier to meet the BMW Group’s requirements for moulded foams.
"BMW is well known for its exacting performance standards and Huntsman has been a long-term technology partner to the business, assisting in its drive for improved safety, performance, comfort and sustainability," Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division, said. "We are incredibly proud of this award and the difference that our technology will make to BMW customers worldwide."
We remind that, as MRC reported earlier, Huntsman Corporation has recently announced global price increases for all its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments. The following increases are effective January 1, 2017 or as contracts allow:
- Europe: EUR150 per tonne or USD160 per tonne in dollar-based markets;
- Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and Middle East: USD160 per tonne;
- North America: USD0.07 per pound.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of over USD10 billion. Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. The company's 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. The company operates more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15,000 associates within its 5 distinct business divisions.