History in the '80s
Jon M. Huntsman forms Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Huntsman is Chairman and CEO.
Huntsman buys polystyrene plant in Belpre, Ohio from Shell Oil Company.
Huntsman offers polystyrene licensing; first licensing agreements are signed in Taiwan and Korea.
Second acquisition from Shell Chemical Company is completed with the purchase of a polypropylene plant
in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Ronald A Rasband is named President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsman Chemical Corporation.
Pre-'70s --> '70s --> '80s --> '90s --> 2000s --> 2010s
Huntsman completes purchase of a styrene manufacturing facility in Bayport, Texas from Hoechst
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.