Everberg, Belgium – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) announced today that its Performance Products division will increase prices in Europe for its amine and carbonate products, as listed below. The increases will be effective September 20, 2010, or as applicable contracts allow:
JEFFAMINE® D series amines: 75 - 100 Euros per MT
Ethyleneamines: 75 - 150 Euros per MT
JEFFSOL® Carbonates: 75 - 100 Euros per MT
Morpholine & DGA® 100 - 200 Euros per MT
John Q. Smyth, Vice President, EMEA, for the Huntsman Performance Products division said: "These price increases are necessary to recover margins and reach reinvestment economics that enable us to continue with further supply side investments that build on our recent and ongoing capacity expansions in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Wales.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated 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, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.
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