01 Sep 05
Huntsman to increase polyol and polyol blend prices in USA

The Woodlands, TX – Huntsman Polyurethanes, an international business unit of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), announced today that it will increase prices in all market segments for polyols and polyol blends by $0.06/lb, on October 1, 2005 or as contracts allow.

Huntsman said the price increase reflects high raw material costs, particularly with propylene oxide, ethylene oxide, and many of the initiators.

Huntsman Polyurethanes is a business division of Huntsman Corporation. Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture basic products for a variety of global industries including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, textiles, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging, and later, rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 11,300 employees, 57 operations in 22 countries and had 2004 revenues of $11.5 billion.

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