Huntsman Corporation recently unveiled a cutting-edge innovation hub in Tienen, Belgium, showcasing its commitment to advancing Research and Development (R&D) capabilities and serving its regional customers. The new facility, spanning 11,000 square meters, is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including a world-class analytical laboratory, two large machine halls, and fully automated product testing facilities. These resources will enable Huntsman to drive product innovation from initial ideas in the lab to the creation of advanced systems and samples for customer assessment.

With over 100 scientists from its Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions, the innovation center aims to integrate Huntsman technologies across key sectors such as adhesives, coatings, automotive, elastomers, energy, furniture, bedding, and insulation. The inauguration ceremony was attended by more than 100 guests, including customers, suppliers, local officials, and business partners. The event featured presentations by Huntsman’s Chairman and CEO, Peter Huntsman, as well as Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes business. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the facility, witness live R&D demonstrations, and participate in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, signifying a new chapter in Huntsman’s dedication to innovation and customer-focused solutions.

The official opening of the European innovation center represents a significant milestone for Huntsman, emphasizing the company’s commitment to fostering creativity, collaboration, and advancement in the industry. By leveraging Belgium’s strong tradition of innovation, Huntsman aims to continue driving progress and exploring new ideas to address global challenges. The new facility underscores Huntsman’s mission to lead in innovation and sustainability, positioning the company as a pioneer in shaping the future landscape.

Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes business, highlighted that the Tienen site serves as a hub for innovation, equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed by top scientists. He emphasized the center’s role in discovering impactful methods for their chemistries to tackle future sustainability challenges, reinforcing Huntsman’s commitment to driving positive change through innovation.

Huntsman Corporation’s Polyurethanes division is at the forefront of developing next-generation chemistries to address critical sustainability challenges. With a strong presence in MDI-based polyurethane production and a vast customer network spanning over 90 countries, Huntsman Corporation is a global leader in specialty chemicals. The company offers a diverse portfolio of thousands of unique chemical products used by manufacturers across consumer and industrial markets worldwide. With over 60 manufacturing and R&D facilities in 25 countries, Huntsman continues to push boundaries and drive innovation in the chemical industry.