Chemical company recognized for low emission flexible foam system for seating
Global chemical company Huntsman announced on October 4, 2016, that its polyurethanes division has won a prestigious Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for developing a technology which dramatically reduces total emissions from the high performance polyurethane seating foam used in its vehicles
Across the automotive industry there is a drive to reduce emissions and odor generating impurities from seating foams, to improve passenger comfort and the overall driving experience. Huntsman’s automotive team developed a unique MDI system, novel polyol and formaldehyde ‘scavenger’ technology. This innovative chemistry enabled BMW to reduce total emissions from its seating foams by a factor of ten – without compromising comfort or quality. Huntsman is the only supplier to meet the BMW Group’s ambitious requirements for molded foams.
Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division, accepted the award at a ceremony on September 29 at the BMW Welt in Munich. “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,” Hankins said. “We are incredibly proud of this award and the difference that our technology will make to BMW customers worldwide.”
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2015 revenues of approximately USD 10 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 15000 associates within five distinct business divisions.