Structural Adhesives are used in plastic and metal bonding.

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Specifically formulated for bonding thermoplastics, Araldite® 2018 polyurethane is supplied as 2-component system that produces bonds with UV stability. It attains handling strength after 4 hr at room temperature or 4 min at 212ºF. Designed for use on polyamides, thermoset composites, ABS, metals, and ceramic substrates, Araldite 2055 gap-filling polyurethane has 1 hr pot life and maintains bond strength when exposed to fluids, heat, and humidity. It can be cured in 20 min at 212ºF.

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Huntsman Launches Araldite® 2000 PLUS Adhesives

Extensive adhesive range includes new polyurethanes for plastic and metal bonding

THE WOODLANDS, TX, June 13- 2007 -- Huntsman Advanced Materials today launched a new portfolio of structural adhesives optimized to provide industrial engineers with an expanded range of cost-effective materials for bringing complex thermoplastic, composite and metal-based designs to life.

To construct the range, Huntsman re-engineered products from its classic family of Araldite® structural adhesives, culminating in the new Araldite® 2000 PLUS family of 12 advanced epoxy, methacrylate and polyurethane systems that produce long-lasting bonds with high shear, peel and compression strength on a broad range of substrates. To facilitate evaluation of the specific performance characteristics of each adhesive and, ultimately, help customers quickly find the best joining solution for their needs, the global Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives range is divided into two main areas -- metal bonding and plastic bonding,

All new in the U.S. Araldite® 2000 PLUS family of adhesives are two flexible, low-shrink polyurethanes:

· Araldite® 2018 adhesive is a low viscosity, easy-to-handle polyurethane specially formulated for bonding tough-to-join thermoplastics including ABS, SMC, polycarbonate and glass-reinforced composites. The two-component system attains handling strength after four hours at room temperature or four minutes at 212ºF (100ºC). In service, it produces long-lasting bonds with good UV stability.

· Araldite® 2055 adhesive is a gap-filling polyurethane designed for use on polyamides, thermoset composites, ABS, metals and ceramic substrates. The new product features a one-hour pot life, making it ideal for use in assembling large parts. Araldite® 2055 polyurethane can be cured as quickly as 20 minutes at 212ºF (100ºC) and maintains good bond strength even when exposed to fluids, heat and humidity.

Explaining more about the advanced Araldite® 2000 PLUS family of adhesives, Doug Thompson, global marketing manager for adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials said, "The Araldite® name has always been synonymous with quality. Invented 60 years ago, Araldite® adhesives have long been regarded as the premium bonding solutions available to industrial design engineers. As such, the team of adhesive experts at Huntsman has an unrivalled reputation in the design engineering community which is founded on the quality of our products and the work our research and development teams undertake with adhesive users around the world. Through ongoing work with our valued distributors and their customers, Huntsman identified that engineering substrates, like plastics, metals and composites are now the most popular materials used by modern design engineers."

Adhesive experts at Huntsman work closely with manufacturers to understand their engineering requirements and offer comprehensive advice on a wide range of design projects. The Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives range is backed by industry leading technical support packages which enable Huntsman to provide advice tailored specifically to address the needs of designers, manufacturers and end users.

Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives are delivered to engineering and industrial customers via an international network of distributors. Local service and support, backed by global resources, is fundamental to the success of Araldite® 2000 PLUS adhesives and Huntsman has actively developed an international network of industry recognized distributor partners for effective international coverage.

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Araldite is a registered trademark of Huntsman Corporation or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries.

About Huntsman

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 14,000 employees and over 75 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2006 revenues from all operations of over $13 billion.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a representative from Huntsman Advanced Materials, please contact:

Erica Harvey
Huntsman Advanced Materials-CCA Communications Executive, Americas

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