Huntsman lifts force majeure on MDI products from Louisiana plant

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) announced today that it is lifting its force majeure on all MDI isocyanate products manufactured at its Geismar, Louisiana plant. Huntsman declared force majeure on September 4, following damage caused by Hurricane Gustav.
Greg Geaman, Vice President Americas for Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division, said “Thanks to the hard work, commitment and creativity of our associates, suppliers and other key business partners, we have managed to get through this difficult period. We appreciate the patience and loyalty of our customers during these challenges.”

Force majeure on polyols manufactured at the plant will remain in place until further notice.

About Huntsman:

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 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.  The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at

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