THE WOODLANDS, TX – Huntsman Performance Products, a business division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), announced today that it will increase by $0.03 per pound the list and off-list prices of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) and co-products on October 1, 2006 or as contracts allow.
In addition, the list and off-list prices for all grades of SURFONIC® DNP alkylphenol will be increased by $0.15/lb.
Huntsman said the price increases reflect continued high energy and logistics costs and a continuing high demand for intermediate raw material products that are in tight supply. The move on pricing will also help to ensure that the Company continues to provide its customers with a continuous supply of quality products and a high level of service in a competitive environment.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging, and later, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 15,000 employees and 78 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2005 revenues of $13 billion.
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