16 Oct 13
Huntsman Purchases Canadian Polyurethanes Systems House Site

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation’s (NYSE: HUN) Polyurethanes division has purchased the 20,000 square foot site of its polyurethanes system house in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Huntsman has leased the site, which is known as the PEEL facility, for many years and it houses specialty formulation technology, warehousing and a quality assurance lab.

"This investment signals our commitment to grow our specialty systems business and further strengthens our customer service capabilities in Canada and the NAFTA region," said Steve Burns, Vice President, Americas, Huntsman Polyurethanes.

“In the past 18 months, we have acquired Oxid, L.P.’s TEROL® polyols business; acquired and established new systems houses in Turkey, Russia and Indonesia; acquired a 20% stake in Nippon Aqua Co. Ltd., a Japanese spray polyurethane foam insulation company; invested in the expansion of our worldscale MDI manufacturing facility in Geismar, Louisiana and commissioned a new, state-of-the-art MDI splitter and downstream manufacturing unit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

“These investments reflect our confidence in the long-term growth prospects for MDI-based urethanes and our commitment to our customers,” Burns adds.

TEROL® is a registered trademark of Huntsman International LLC.

About Huntsman:
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 75 manufacturing and R&D facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at

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Eric Stebel
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