09/10/2013

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Huntsman completes acquisition of US polyols manufacturer Oxid

Oxid markets its diverse product line of speciality polyols under the trademark Terol and distributes products worldwide from its manufacturing facility in Houston. Commenting on the sale, Anthony P. Hankins, President of Huntsman's Polyurethanes division, said: "We are very pleased with the acquisition of Oxid. In the past 18 months we have strengthened our downstream capabilities with the acquisition and establishment of new systems houses in Turkey, Russia and Indonesia; acquired a 20 % stake in Nippon Aqua Co. Ltd., a Japanese spray polyurethane foam insulation company; we've commissioned a new, state-of-the-art MDI splitter and downstream manufacturing unit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and we've invested in the expansion of our worldscale MDI manufacturing facility in Geismar, Louisiana. These investments reflect our confidence in the long-term growth prospects for MDI-based urethanes and the addition of Oxid's highly experienced team to our polyurethanes business will significantly strengthen our offer to the key downstream insulation markets both in North America and globally.”

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