Everberg, Belgium – The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation (HUN:NYSE) announced today that it will increase the price of all of its MDI products, MDI-based systems and polyol grades in Europe, commencing with a minimum rise of €250(euro)/ton. Further increases may be advised. The move comes into effect immediately or as contracts allow.
Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent for the Polyurethanes division of Huntsman, said: "This price increase is necessary to address the massive upwards shift of raw material costs for MDI and polyol products, mainly originating from record-high crude oil and derivatives pricing”.
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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