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Huntsman Opens New Innovation Center in Tienen, Belgium


Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) officially inaugurated a new innovation center on June 13th 2024, in Tienen, Belgium, enhancing its research and development (R&D) capabilities and reaffirming its dedication to customers in the region.


This 11,000-square-meter facility features a world-class analytical laboratory, two machine halls, and fully automated product testing areas. These resources enable Huntsman to manage the entire product innovation process, from initial lab-scale ideas to the production of new systems and samples for customer trials.


The center houses over 100 scientists from Huntsman's Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions, supporting the application of Huntsman technologies in key markets such as adhesives, coatings and sealants, automotive, elastomers, energy, furniture and bedding, and insulation.


The inauguration event saw the participation of more than 100 customers, suppliers, the mayor of Tienen, and business partners. The event featured presentations by Huntsman’s Chairman and CEO, Peter Huntsman, and Tony Hankins, President of the Polyurethanes division. Attendees also enjoyed a tour of the facility, live R&D demonstrations, and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.


"Today marks a significant milestone as we officially open the doors to our new European innovation center, a facility dedicated to creativity, collaboration and progress," Huntsman said. "We already have a rich legacy of innovation in Belgium. This center reflects our continuing commitment to exploring new ideas and turning imaginative concepts into practical solutions that can make a positive impact in the world."


Hankins further commented, "Fitted with the very latest equipment and staffed by some of the best scientists in the world, our Tienen site is a place where innovation can thrive, and where we can find new meaningful ways for our chemistries to address the sustainability challenges of tomorrow."


Huntsman is a premier global provider of innovative chemical solutions essential for tackling some of the world's most urgent sustainability challenges. The company's Polyurethanes division is a worldwide leader in MDI-based polyurethanes, catering to over 3,000 customers across more than 90 countries. Huntsman Performance Products produces amines, maleic anhydride, and carbonates for various consumer and industrial markets, offering over 800 products to more than 1,000 customers globally.


Source - Huntsman




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