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CertainTeed’s CertaSpray™ Spray Foam to be Showcased in Free Webinar
Leading Building Industry Experts Address How Spray Foam Insulation Can Achieve Increased Energy Efficiency in Residential Building Projects

The Woodlands, Texas - December 6, 2010 – Huntsman Corporation’s (NYSE: HUN) spray polyurethane foam (SPF) technology, utilized in CertainTeed’s CertaSpray™ Foam Insulation will be showcased in a free online webinar. The event hosted in partnership with CertainTeed Corporation, will focus on the benefits of SPF insulation in residential construction and remodeling, and will discuss how to incorporate SPF in building projects to maximize energy efficiency, from the perspective of a panel of leading building industry experts.

This free online event will take place Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT with leading building science expert Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Principal of Building Science Corporation and Graduate Master Builder, Certified Green Professional and Certified Graduate Builder Scott Frankel, Vice President of Frankel Building Group.

The webcast will highlight how SPF helps builders meet today's R-value and air tightness requirements, building codes and green building requirements. Panelists will also discuss:

  • How SPF restricts the infiltration of heat, air, moisture and sound
  • The differences between open and closed cell SPF, and where to apply each in a building envelope
  • HVAC sizing requirements
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Considerations when selecting an SPF contractor

Offering a builder’s perspective on SPF insulation, Frankel will share why Frankel Building Group selected SPF as its insulation of choice in the homes the company builds, as well as review the benefits of SPF from a homeowner’s point of view. Attendees will learn how Frankel Building Group sells the value-added benefits of homes insulated with SPF, including lower utility bills, an improved indoor environment and a more structurally sound home.

“This webinar is a great source of information for builders, architects and other construction professionals who are interested in exploring the benefits of spray foam insulation,” said Monica Karamagi, marketing manager, Huntsman Polyurethanes.

“Achieving energy efficiency in residential building projects is becoming a critical selling point for the building industry, and this panel will address the most important issues today’s construction professionals need to understand.”

CertainTeed’s CertaSpray Foam Insulation is a product based on Huntsman’s SPF technology. CertaSpray SPF is utilized in the walls, cathedral ceilings, attics and the underside of roof decks to provide an effective, tight thermal and air barrier. The result is a reduction in energy loss because of air infiltration, and significantly lower heating and cooling costs for the homeowner.

The webcast will be hosted by CertainTeed’s Insulation Group and moderated by Lionel Rossignol, Product Manager, CertainTeed. It will feature a live Q&A session at the conclusion. Interested parties can register for the webinar online at:

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 more than 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

About CertainTeed:
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, windows, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009 and 2010, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR’s Partner of the Year is a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2009.

About Frankel Building Group:

Frankel Building Group is a family run, full service, custom build, design build and high-end renovation firm. They have built exceptional custom homes in the finest neighborhoods of Houston for more than twenty years. Frankel homes are designed and built with a level of quality and aesthetic integrity that creates great intrinsic value. Their customer-focused approach to building is why the most discriminating homebuyers come to Frankel Building Group. Frankel Building Group upholds the highest level of integrity with each client, while also being the most responsive and responsible builders you might find. “Creating your home is a milestone in life. You can depend on us every step of the way.” Frankel Building Group has most recently been awarded four 2010 Houston’s Best awards from the Greater Houston Builder Association along with 7 other honors. They also recently won 6 Texas Association of Builder’s STAR Awards. For more information, visit the website at

Forward-Looking Statements:
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on 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.

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