History in the '80s

EPS packaging for grapes
1982


Jon M. Huntsman forms Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Huntsman is Chairman and CEO.


1983


Huntsman buys polystyrene plant in Belpre, Ohio from Shell Oil Company.


1986

Huntsman offers polystyrene licensing; first licensing agreements are signed in Taiwan and Korea.


1987


Second acquisition from Shell Chemical Company is completed with the purchase of a polypropylene plant
in Woodbury, New Jersey.


1988


Ronald A Rasband is named President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsman Chemical Corporation.


1989

 

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Huntsman completes purchase of a styrene manufacturing facility in Bayport, Texas from Hoechst
Celanese Corporation.


In midst of steep drop in polystyrene prices, the company buys two polystyrene manufacturing facilities from
Hoechst Celanese Corporation; the plants are located in Chesapeake, Virginia and Peru, Illinois.
 
 
 
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