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Automotive composites made possible with Huntsman's polyurethane and epoxy innovations

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Automotive composites made possible with Huntsman's polyurethane and epoxy innovations

Are you looking for ways to optimize the production of complex composite parts for your automotive applications? Are weight, safety and performance important to your composite part production?

We invite you to hear from Huntsman's Automotive and Composite experts who will share how their latest polyurethane and epoxy resins help meet the technical challenges faced by car manufacturers in the following specific automotive applications:

  • Battery housing – How to achieve up to a 40% saving in weight with designs that meet major safety, mechanical and thermal requirements
  • Interior structure – How to extend design possibilities, boost productivity, reduce weight and retain mechanical integrity with composite spray molding
  • Pressure vessels – How to realize highly demanding hydrogen tank designs with optimized resin systems supported by custom simulations for faster, cost effective mass production

Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals that you use every day. With over 60 years’ experience developing composite resin technologies, Huntsman experts collaborate with automotive players to design products that enable lighter, more-fuel efficient vehicles while maintaining the high quality standards of passenger safety and comfort.


Sébastien PANTHU, New Business Development - Composites @ Huntsman Advanced Materials

Sébastien Panthu is a material Engineer specialized in composites materials and thermosetting polymers. For the last 12 years, he handled several technical roles and supported composite developments in the fields of Automotive, Aerospace, Transportation and Sports & Leisure. He has developed expertise in nanomaterials, epoxy-based formulations and composite manufacturing processes. He joined Huntsman Advanced Materials in 2016 as global technical support Engineer and he is now taking care of the new business development for Composites in Europe.

Bart VANGRIMDE, Technical Manager Composites @ Huntsman Polyurethanes

Bart Vangrimde is currently Technical Manager for Composites within the European Innovation Team of Huntsman Polyurethanes (Everberg, Belgium).

After his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Bart returned to Belgium to work on innovative core materials at KU Leuven University, develop composite aerospace parts at SONACA and start Sirris Leuven-Gent Composites Application Lab (SLC-lab). Bart joined Huntsman in 2011 to lead the Composites Application Team, wherein application development takes place with PU resins, using diverse processes such as HP-RTM, pultrusion or composite spray moulding.

Hubert REITBERGER, Automotive Composites Product Manager @ Huntsman Polyurethanes

Hubert Reitberger is currently Automotive Composites Product Manager at Huntsman Polyurethanes (Deggendorf, Germany).

Hubert studied Chemical Engineering and joined Huntsman Polyurethanes in 2007 as a Technical Service Specialist for Flexible foam applications like seating and instrument panels. Since 2013, he is responsible for the Product Management of Polyurethane Composite Resins for the Transportation industry.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Bart Vangrimde Technical Manager Composites @ Huntsman Polyurethanes

  • Guest speaker
    Hubert Reitberger Automotive Composites Product Manager @ Huntsman Polyurethanes

  • Team member
    Benjamin Debusschere Program Manager @ JEC Group

  • Guest speaker
    Sébastien Panthu New Business Development - Composites @ Huntsman Advanced Materials

JEC Group


JEC Group is the world's leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry.