Our wood industry commitment
Huntsman has established itself as a leading supplier to the global Composite Wood Products (CWP) industry, through continuous innovation, specializing in MDI-based technology. We are dedicated to giving our customers the finest quality products and services available. Through caring for our customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which we work – as well as the environment in general – we believe we enhance our business performance.
Environmental Health & Safety service for wood-based panel production
Product stewardship The vision for Huntsman is to be recognised as a highly professional chemical company whose successful product stewardship performance is clear for all to see.
Huntsman’s Stewardship Standard covers a wide range of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) activities focused on the risk management of our products through their life cycle: product design and development, supply of raw materials, manufacture, storage, packaging and distribution, use of chemicals, use of final products, recycling-reuse-disposal.
This enables us to ensure that our products are promoted, distributed and utilized in a socially acceptable manner with respect for the environment, health and safety.
Industrial hygiene service Huntsman promotes good working relationships with its customers, including the development of mutually acceptable product stewardship improvement goals so that technical EHS issues can be worked on jointly.
We can provide the expertise of a fully dedicated team of hygiene specialists to help resolve EHS issues for customers. Our customer-focused support includes providing technical literature and services such as workplace monitoring as well as training and site audits.
Together with the technical information, including economical feasibility of the recommendations made, Huntsman industrial hygiene specialists make it their goal to work closely together with the customer to formulate specific, targeted and achievable objectives in order to improve your workplace to be compliant with international/national/regional or company standards.
Bulk audits Huntsman provides its customers with the necessary advice and support, including requirements for bulk storage and dosing of SUPRASEC MDI binders.
Our team of experts will provide you with all the basic information to assist you with the design and inspection of your bulk storage facilities according to ISOPA guidelines (European Diisocyanate & Polyol Producers Association).
The team will be present for your first delivery. A brochure “Infrastructure for bulk storage and dosing of MDI for wood based panel production” is available on request from Huntsman.
Walk the Talk training Did you know that 80% of accidents in the industry are behavior-related and could be avoided just by making a few simple adjustments to the way you work? That is why the member companies of ISOPA have launched an industry-wide programme called ‘Walk the Talk’.
This programme aims at promoting safer use of the chemicals used in making polyurethanes, including composite wood products. In a partnership between customers and suppliers, the initiative aims to develop your own and your employees’ awareness of the risks involved in the use of chemicals, and offer you advice on managing spillages, first aid and fire.
In practice this means that for our composite wood products customers we can provide training to management and staff to improve their safe use/behavior when handling Huntsman products
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 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.
Innovating for Growth.
Huntsman Polyurethanes is a global leader in providing MDI based polyurethanes solutions across an extensive range of applications and market sectors. High performance insulation, comfort, adhesion, and protective coatings are just some of the key benefits that our products deliver.
Our aim is to grow the polyurethanes market in partnership with customers through our innovation, responsiveness and commitment.