Huntsman to increase MDI, polyols and polyurethane systems prices in the NAFTA region

 The Woodlands, TX - Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) yesterday informed customers that its Polyurethanes division will increase prices in the NAFTA region for its RUBINATE®  MDI products and SUPRASEC® MDI products by $0.15 per pound, and its JEFFOL® polyols and all polyurethane systems by $0.12 per pound, on August 1 2008, or as applicable contracts allow.

Huntsman said the price increases reflect the unprecedented escalation in energy and raw material feedstock costs impacting the chemical industry.

Huntsman Corporation is North America’s largest producer of MDI.

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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