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UL Inc. Announces Three New Appointments to its Board of Directors

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — UL Inc., the global safety science leader, today announced the appointments of Charles W. (Hoop) Hooper, retired lieutenant general, U.S. Army; Lisa M. Lambert, chief technical and innovation officer of National Grid and founder and president of National Grid Partners; and Michael Thaman, former CEO and executive chairman of the board of Owens Corning, to its board of directors. These appointments bring UL Inc.’s board of directors to 11 members.

UL is a 127-year-old global organization that fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. Underwriters Laboratories, UL’s nonprofit parent company, advances the UL mission by combining research, outreach, standards development and education to drive the discovery and application of scientific knowledge.

“I am delighted to welcome our new appointees to UL Inc.’s board of directors,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and CEO, UL Inc. “They join UL at an exciting time as we leverage our expertise to continue partnering with our customers to be their most trusted safety, security and sustainability partner. We – UL and our customers – will undoubtedly benefit from their experience, guidance and expertise.”   

“We are so pleased to welcome the newest members of UL Inc.’s board of directors,” said James M. Shannon, chairman of UL Inc.’s board of directors. “Their insight and perspective will help guide and inform UL as we help customers navigate the increasingly complex and connected world.”   

Charles W. “Hoop” Hooper

Considered one of the leading experts on U.S. military equipment and technology, Lt. General Hooper most recently led the Defense Security Cooperation Agency providing strategic and financial leadership for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of State and Department of Commerce entities responsible for foreign military sales and foreign financial assistance. Lt. General Hooper is also regarded as one of the U.S.’s foremost experts on China’s foreign policy, defense industries and military, as well as Asia-Pacific security issues. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a senior fellow at the Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Lisa M. Lambert

A veteran of Fortune 500 companies, as well as startups, Ms. Lambert has nearly 30 years of experience in technology innovation, venture investing and executive leadership. She currently serves as the chief technology and innovation officer for National Grid and is the founder and president of National Grid Partners (NGP), the utility sector’s first innovation and investing firm. In addition to clean energy, she gained extensive experience in driving successful investments in software technology, internet of things, and enterprise infrastructure companies during her time with Intel Capital and The Westly Group, a clean technology private venture capital firm. Ms. Lambert also sits on the board of directors for Laredo Petroleum, and spatial intelligence start-up, Pathr.ai. She is a former director of the National Venture Capital Association.

Michael Thaman

Mr. Thaman offers a wealth of leadership, versatility and strategic insight earned over a distinguished tenure as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Owens Corning, a global building and industrial materials leader that operates across 33 countries worldwide. In addition to his current role as advisor to UBQ Materials, Mr. Thaman sits on the board of directors for Kohler Co., Sherwin-Williams and the Toledo Museum of Art. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Toledo Symphony.

About UL

UL is the global safety science leader. We deliver testing, inspection and certification (TIC), training and advisory services, risk management solutions and essential business insights to help our customers, based in more than 100 countries, achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals. Our deep knowledge of products and intelligence across supply chains make us the partner of choice for customers with complex challenges. Discover more at UL.com.

For information about Standards development and other nonprofit activities, visit UL.org.

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KPX Chemical and Huntsman form Joint Venture in Korea

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — KPX Chemical, a leading polyols producer for polyurethanes in Korea, and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), a world-leading MDI-based polyurethanes and specialty chemical manufacturer, today announced the establishment of a joint venture named KPX HUNTSMAN POLYURETHANES AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD. (KHPUA). The joint venture will create and provide innovative polyurethane system solutions to Korean automakers from a specialty polyurethanes manufacturing facility at KPX Chemical’s Ulsan plant.  Operations are expected to commence by the end of October.

The Korean automotive industry is undergoing profound changes and presents new opportunities for high performance and light weight polyurethane system solutions. The new joint venture will accelerate growth in this sector by providing sustainable innovations and a high level of technical service support to its customers. KPX Chemical will leverage its 47-years’ experience in polyol technology and know-how by combining it with Huntsman’s proven ability to develop high performance, differentiated, MDI-based automotive solutions for vehicle manufacturers and its fully integrated global supply chain.

Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division and CEO of Huntsman Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to join forces with KPX Chemical. Korea is one of Huntsman’s key markets in Asia and driving continued business growth in the automotive industry is a priority for us. The new joint venture will create and provide customized polyurethane systems solutions to meet local automotive customers’ needs for improved comfort, superior acoustics and light-weighting.  By creating value for its customers, KHPUA will enable downstream polyurethanes businesses to develop in a more sustainable way, both economically and environmentally.”

Kim Moon-young, President of KPX Chemical, said: “This cooperation is of great strategic significance to both parties. Together, under the banner of KHPUA, we will leverage the R&D and capacity advantages of KPX Chemical and Huntsman in the region to become the industry’s preferred innovation partner. It is an exciting time to be creating a new venture and we look forward to working with key players in the region to meet growing demand for autonomous vehicles and electric transport solutions that can support the country’s carbon neutrality ambitions.”

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately $6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.

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Certain information in this release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 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 under the caption “Risk Factors” 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, volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman’s operations, including any delay of, or other negative developments affecting the ability to implement cost reductions, timing of proposed transactions, and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses and realize anticipated cost savings, ability to achieve projected synergies, and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. 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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Tevva dévoile un camion électrique audacieux

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Il offre une autonomie allant jusqu’à 250 km en mode entièrement électrique ou jusqu’à 500 km avec sa technologie brevetée de prolongateur d’autonomie REX, qui a maintenant été améliorée pour utiliser des piles à combustible à hydrogène.

Conçu par une équipe dirigée par Ken Scott, anciennement directeur de l’ingénierie chez Bentley et Alexander Dennis, et dessiné par Dale Grewer, anciennement designer en chef chez Jaguar Land Rover, le Tevva Truck sera fabriqué dans une toute nouvelle usine dans la zone du London Thames Freeport, à proximité du centre de Londres et de l’Europe. L’usine devrait commencer à fabriquer 3 000 camions par an d’ici 2023.

Grâce aux solides partenariats avec les fournisseurs de Tevva, les opérateurs de flottes peuvent bénéficier d’un groupe motopropulseur BEV extrêmement fiable associé à un châssis dérivé de camion exceptionnellement robuste et éprouvé.

Asher Bennett, fondateur et PDG de Tevva, a déclaré : « La technologie transforme le secteur des véhicules commerciaux à un rythme effréné, le rendant plus sûr, plus écologique et entièrement plus efficace. Mais un changement significatif est un processus graduel, il doit se produire une étape à la fois, même si ces changements sont nécessaires dans la succession rapide. Le Tevva Truck constitue une transition naturelle vers l’électrification pour les gestionnaires de flotte, offrant une tranquillité d’esprit totale et une offre convaincante de coût total de possession, sans compromis sur l’autonomie et la fiabilité. »

Le Tevva Truck peut transporter jusqu’à 16 europalettes et plus de deux tonnes de charge utile pour un poids total en charge (PTAC) de 7,5 tonnes. Le coût total de propriété est comparable à celui d’un diesel ; la parité est atteinte à environ 3 000 km ou lorsque 500 litres de diesel sont consommés par mois.

Le Tevva Truck est le véhicule de troisième génération de Tevva. Il représente l’aboutissement de sept années de développement technique et des enseignements tirés de plus de 350 000 km d’essais en flotte. La production du camion Tevva devrait commencer en juillet 2022.

Le modèle Tevva Truck 7,5 tonnes est le premier d’une série de nouveaux camions électriques de Tevva. Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le lien suivant : https://tevva.com.

Notes à l’intention des rédacteurs :
1. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/eu-details-ambitious-plan-to-meet-net-zero-goals/

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Tevva afslører stærkt elektrisk lastbil designet til nutidens verden

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Det giver en rækkevidde på op til 250 km i fuld elektrisk funktion eller op til 500 km med sin patenterede rækkeviddeforlænger teknologi REX, som nu er blevet opgraderet til brug af brint brændselsceller.

Konstrueret af et team ledet af Ken Scott, tidligere teknisk direktør hos både Bentley og Alexander Dennis, og designet af Dale Grewer, tidligere chefdesigner hos Jaguar Land Rover, vil Tevva Truck blive fremstillet i et helt nyt anlæg i Thames Freeport området i London, med ledt adgang til central London og Europa. Anlægget forventes at begynde at producere 3.000 lastbiler om året inden 2023.

Takket være Tevvas stærke leverandørpartnerskaber kan flådeoperatører drage fordel af et ekstremt pålideligt BEV-drivaggregat parret med et usædvanligt robust og gennemprøvet lastbil chassis.

Asher Bennett, grundlægger og administrerende direktør for Tevva, sagde: “Teknologi ændrer erhvervskøretøjssektoren hastigt og gør den mere sikker, grønnere og helt igennem mere effektiv. Men meningsfuld forandring er en gradvis proces, det skal ske et trin ad gangen, selvom ændringerene er nødvendige hurtigt efter hinanden. Tevva Truck giver flådeledere en naturlig overgang til elektrificering, hvilket giver total ro i sindet og en overbevisende samlet ejeromkostning, uden at gå på kompromis med rækkevidde og pålidelighed.”

Tevva Truck kan bære op til 16 euro paller og over to tons nyttelast ved 7,5 tons bruttovægt (GVW). De samlede ejeromkostninger kan sammenlignes med en diesel; paritet opnås ved cirka 3.000 km, eller når der forbruges 500 liter diesel om måneden.

Tevva Truck er Tevvas tredje generation af køretøj, der repræsenterer kulminationen af syv års ingeniørudvikling og læring indsamlet fra over 350.000 km af forsøg i flåden. Produktionen af Tevva Truck påbegyndes i juli 2022.

Den 7,5 tons Tevva Truck model er den første i en serie af nye elektriske lastbiler fra Tevva. Besøg https://tevva.com for at finde ud af mere.

Bemærkninger til redaktører:
1. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/eu-details-ambitious-plan-to-meet-net-zero-goals/

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Tevva unveils bold electric truck designed for the real world

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It offers a range of up to 250 km in fully electric form or up to 500 km with its patented range extender technology REX, which has now been upgraded to use hydrogen fuel cells.

Engineered by a team led by Ken Scott, formerly Engineering Director at both Bentley and Alexander Dennis, and styled by Dale Grewer, former Chief Designer at Jaguar Land Rover, the Tevva Truck will be manufactured in a brand-new facility in the London Thames Freeport area providing close proximity to central London and Europe. The facility is expected to begin manufacturing 3,000 trucks per annum by 2023.

Thanks to Tevva’s strong supplier partnerships, fleet operators can benefit from an extremely reliable BEV powertrain paired with an exceptionally robust and proven truck-derived chassis.

Asher Bennett, Founder and CEO of Tevva, said: “Technology is transforming the commercial vehicle sector at pace, making it safer, greener, and entirely more efficient. But meaningful change is a gradual process, it must happen one step at a time, even if those changes are needed in fast succession. The Tevva Truck provides a natural transition into electrification for fleet managers, providing total peace of mind and a compelling total cost of ownership proposition, with no compromise on range and reliability.”

The Tevva Truck can carry up to 16 euro pallets and over two tonnes payload at 7.5-tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). The total cost of ownership is comparable to a diesel; parity is achieved at approximately 3,000 km or when 500 litres of diesel is consumed per month.

The Tevva Truck is Tevva’s third generation vehicle, representing the culmination of seven years of engineering development and the learning gathered from over 350,000 km of in-fleet trials. Production of the Tevva Truck is due to commence in July 2022.

The Tevva Truck 7.5-tonne model is the first of a series of new electric trucks from Tevva. To find out more, please visit https://tevva.com.

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1. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/eu-details-ambitious-plan-to-meet-net-zero-goals/

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