Huntsman to Increase MDI and MDI-based Systems Prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Indian Sub-Continent markets
Everberg, Belgium – The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation (HUN:NYSE) announced today a $150/tonne price increase for all its MDI products and MDI-based systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Indian Sub-Continent markets from April 1, 2013.
Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: "This price increase is necessary to address the exposure we have been facing for some time from the escalation in raw materials prices, especially benzene.”
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our 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 has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the Company’s website at www.huntsman.com.
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