Auburn Hills, Michigan-Huntsman Polyurethanes is to present new data on polyurethane use in pultrusion at the 8th World Pultrusion Conference (www.pultruders.com) in Budapest, 23 Mar 2006."We believe the best approach to helping pultruders succeed with two-part urethane resins is to demystify their processing and handling parameters versus more traditional resins," said David Bareis, sales manager for Polyurethane Composites at Huntsman, in an announcement from the company. "Once these differences are understood, processors can begin producing higher-performing composites in moderately complex profiles that take advantage of the many benefits urethanes offer," Bareis continued. The Huntsman pultrusion expert commented that as processors gain more experience, they can expect to gain even better performance in very complex profiles. This in turn should open the way to new applications and market segments for pultruded composites, Bareis added. "We hope our presentation at the World Pultrusion Conference will encourage other pultruders to consider switching to urethane systems," he continued. In presenting new physical property and part-assembly testing data along with processing guidelines, Huntsman aims to help manufacturers who are seeking to expand their markets and differentiate their product offerings by switching over to using polyurethanes commercially. Huntsman Polyurethanes will present data from testing finished recently, comparing benefits and comparative physical and mechanical properties of pultruded urethane profiles versus unsaturated polyesters (UPE), vinyl esters (VE), and hybrid resins-in the same profiles with identical reinforcements. "