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Huntsman Polyurethanes Signs New Spray Foam Coalition Code of Conduct
March 10, 2014 CONTACT: Media: Eric Stebel, tel: 281-719-4602
New code demonstrates support for continuous improvementof health, safety and product stewardship
The Woodlands, Texas – Huntsman Corporation’s (NYSE: HUN) Polyurethanes division is one of the first companies in the industry to sign the new Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) Code of Conduct from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). The SFC Code of Conduct serves as a framework for Coalition members to further demonstrate their dedication to the health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products.
“The Code of Conduct shows an important and continuous commitment to product stewardship that benefits the entire SPF value chain, as well as everyone in the built environment,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director, Center for Polyurethanes. The use of SPF continues to grow, and is one of the most effective tools to efficiently air seal and insulate residential and commercial buildings. The signatories, SFC members that manufacture SPF systems, promote worker and public health and safety with respect to their SPF products, which include the chemicals that react to make SPF and the final SPF materials.”
The SFC Code of Conduct is the first of its kind and includes commitments to leadership, hazard communication, applicator training, education and research.
“Internally, as well as externally, Huntsman Polyurethanes strives to maintain a culture of product safety and product stewardship,” said Steve Burns, Vice President, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes. “This shows in the way we manage the manufacture, sale and handling of our products for the SPF industry. Supporting the new SFC Code of Conduct is a natural extension of our strong commitment to the market and to our product stewardship principles.”
Examples of best practices outlined in the SFC Code of Conduct include:
- Providing customers with appropriate health and safety information specific to each product;
- Supporting and encouraging professional SPF contractors to seek professional certification; and
- Encouraging innovation through research in building sciences, new products and technologies.
The SFC Code of Conduct will be reviewed at least annually to ensure the code remains an up-to-date reference for members.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 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 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.