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Huntsman to Showcase Sustainable Solutions at UTECH Asia 2011

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2011-08-31 14:31 


SHANGHAI, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) announced today that its Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions will be showing a wide range of sustainable solutions at UTECH Asia / PU China 2011 (UTECH) from September 6 to 8 (Booth No: 110, W5, Shanghai New International Expo Centre).

“Today, the Asia-Pacific market, and especially China, has become the largest polyurethane market in the world,” said Anthony P. Hankins, CEO of Huntsman Asia Pacific. “China’s 12th Five-Year Plan will bring development opportunities for the entire industry. At UTECH, the industry’s largest exposition, we will showcase our latest solutions, which are focused on environmental performance improvements, including energy savings and emission reductions.”

“Through both close collaboration with customers and deep understanding of the market, the Huntsman Asia team is well positioned to develop products and technologies which will deliver sustainable growth, benefiting our customers and the industry as a whole.”

The innovative technical solutions that Huntsman will present at UTECH will cover a wide range of applications, including construction, automotive, electrical appliances, household consumer goods and footwear materials:

  • The flame-retardant rigid foam solution is an outstanding example of the high energy efficiency and safety of Huntsman’s products and technologies. The solution not only meets the Chinese government’s recently passed “Interim Provisions on Fire Prevention of Civil Buildings’ External Insulation System and External Wall Decoration”, but also provides comprehensive solutions to the challenges of building insulation materials in the energy-saving, environment-protection, and safety fields.
  • The high performance of Huntsman’s products and technologies is highlighted by their applications in fields as varied as automotive and footwear. At UTECH, Huntsman will showcase its MDI automotive seating systems, lightweight acoustic materials, and functional footwear materials.
  • MDI slabstock foam technology is a fine example of how comfort is prioritized in Huntsman technologies. MDI slabstock foam has excellent resilience, breathability, and pressure endurance.
  • Huntsman’s industry-leading low-emission catalysts provide environmental, health and safety solutions for a wide range of urethane applications, including polyether and polyester foams, coatings, elastomers, and high-modulus urethane.

During UTECH, Huntsman experts will present three technical papers on the following topics:

  • “Flame Retardant Rigid Foam Systems that Meet China’s New Fire Prevention Requirements”, on September 6
  • “An Introduction to MDI Slabfoam Technology for High Comfort Mattresses”, on September 7
  • “Low Emission Catalysis for Flexible Foam Applications”, on September 7

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 approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the official website at

About Huntsman Polyurethanes

Huntsman Polyurethanes (HPU) is a leading producer of MDI – a key ingredient in the production of polyurethanes and also manufactures flexible and rigid polyethers, polyesters, polyether amines, polyurea amines, propylene oxide, polyols, fully formulated polyurethane systems and TPUs for the automotive, footwear, coatings & adhesives, construction, furniture, appliances and packaging industries. HPU has 2, 400 employees worldwide serving over 3,500 customers in more than 90 countries throughout the world. In 2010, the division’s revenues exceeded US$ 3.6 billion.

About Huntsman Performance Products

Huntsman Performance Products is a leading global producer of more than 2,000 chemical intermediates and technologies based primarily on amines, surfactants and carbonates that add value and competitive advantage to industrial customers and consumers worldwide. The division’s solutions find application in the most diverse markets and industries and with innovation as the life-blood of the business the list continues to grow. As the division strives to develop effective, sustainable solutions for its clients’ ever changing needs, customer intimacy and understanding are critical. The division has 17 manufacturing plants and had 2010 revenues of approximately US$2.7 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements and are based on the  management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company’s expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.


SOURCE Huntsman

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September 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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i.Tech’s New aptX(TM) SPLASH Bluetooth Headset Delivers CD-Like Streaming Audio

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SPLASH Android™ App adds fun, on-screen features, including battery-level indicator and some headset functions

SINGAPORE, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — i.Tech Dynamic today introduced SPLASH, its new Bluetooth headset with aptX™ technology. aptX™ has quickly become the standard for enabling the delivery of clear, CD-like streaming audio for wireless audio products. When SPLASH is used with aptX™-enabled smartphones, the audio is virtually indistinguishable from that of wired devices.

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“CSR enjoys a strong business relationship with i.Tech Dynamic,” said CSR’s Senior Director of aptX, Noel McKenna, “and we are really excited about the launch of their sleek new aptX SPLASH Bluetooth headset. Now, thanks to aptX technology, SPLASH users can enjoy wire-free CD-quality stereo audio with Bluetooth.”

“This unique Bluetooth headset is perfect for consumers with active lifestyles who love listening to music, having fun and using the latest technology,” said Ka Wong, Chief Technology Officer, i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Limited, “SPLASH lets them enjoy high-quality audio that they would expect only from wired headsets. Plus, they’ll have the first Bluetooth headset that lets them see the headset’s battery level on their Android screens, as well as be able to see the battery level on their iPhones. SPLASH’s fun, smart functions add up to an extremely enjoyable streaming audio experience.”

SPLASH has a range of features that deliver enhanced functionality on the user’s smartphone.

Fun Features for Android Users

Users with Android-based smartphones can download the SPLASH Android™ App for added functions on their devices. In addition to the on-screen battery-level icon, the SPLASH app lets users control some headset functions from their Android screens, including volume control (separate settings enable different volume levels for the headset, music and radio), FM radio channel presets and FM radio settings. Finally, users can see what station they are listening to — no more guessing!

The SPLASH App also boasts a Voice SMS that lets users hear their SMS messages automatically read aloud on the connected i.Tech device.

Colorful, creative, beach-inspired graphics in the app add to the user experience. A jet-skier indicates the battery level, and a shark appears when the battery is running low. Other beach-based characters having fun in the sun let users set the volume levels.

The SPLASH Android™ App is available to download for free at Android Market. The SPLASH video is also available on YouTube at

Enhancements for iPhone Users

For iPhone users, the SPLASH Bluetooth headset includes TalkApp and BatteryApp developed by i.Tech exclusively for its headsets. TalkApp minimizes distortion and ensures voice capture replicates the speaker’s original voice level. BatteryApp utilizes a software feature in the iPhone’s operating system to automatically display a battery-level indicator beside the Bluetooth logo on the phone’s screen once the devices are paired. (No App download is required.)

SPLASH Features, Specifications and Availability

Other SPLASH features include multifunction buttons that control power, pairing, call answer and end, call forward and reject, music play and pause, volume, FM radio power, FM radio scanning and radio station retrieve. There’s also a pairing status indicator and a 3.5 mm audio socket.

SPLASH comes with stereo and mono headphones, the Splash Proof Pouch which can hold a headset, and a USB charging cable. Its unique clip design enables the unit to be conveniently affixed to the user’s clothing.

The headset’s specifications are:
• Bluetooth specification: Version 2.1 + EDR Class 2
• Bluetooth profile support: Headset, hands-free, A2DP and AVRCP
• Talk time: up to 6.5 hours
• Music playing time: up to 5 hours*
• FM radio playing time: up to 6 hours
• Standby time: up to 350 hours
• Charge time: less than 2 hours for a full charge
• Dimensions: 44.5 (L) x 20 (W) x 24 (T) mm
• Weight: 115.4 grams / 0.54 ounces
*may vary due to operation mode and use of aptX™

SPLASH comes in black, blue, green, purple and white. It will be available in stores in early-Sep, and its MSRP is USD70.

About i.Tech Dynamic

i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Ltd. specializes in mobile telecommunications accessories. Since its founding in 2002, the company has established a reputation for developing products with sleek designs and good value. Dedicated to innovation and supported with advanced research and development resources, i.Tech stands for Technology, Entertainment and Enjoyment, Communications and Creative, as well as Hybrid and Harmony. The butterfly graphic is to symbolize a transformation from chrysalis into free, lively, vitality and vivid butterfly.  i.Tech is committed to developing mobile accessories based on these principles and that enhance users’ enjoyment of wireless communications. For more information, visit

SOURCE  i.Tech Dynamic

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September 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm