The polyurethanes division of global chemical company, Huntsman, has been recognised by BMW Group for its work in developing a technology that dramatically reduces total emissions from the high performance polyurethane seating foam used in its vehicles.
Huntsman’s automotive team was awarded a Supplier Innovation Award for its development of 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 requirements for moulded 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.”