07/10/2013

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Huntsman opens new Asia Pacific Technology Center in Shanghai

The event was hosted by Huntsman's Founder and Chairman, Jon M. Huntsman, and its CEO Asia Pacific, Anthony P. Hankins. The audience of more than 300 included customers, local authorities, suppliers, Huntsman employees, and corporate officers. The new USD 40 million facility forms an integrated technology and innovation campus together with the existing technology center that was opened in September 2008. The state-of-the-art facility includes machine halls, laboratories, and offices and can accommodate up to 400 technical experts. It will complement existing technology centers in the Woodlands, TX, USA, and Brussels, Belgium, as well as smaller regional centers. Tony Hankins commented: "The Asia Pacific ATC investment reflects Huntsman's long-term commitment to grow in partnership with our customers in this key market. We now have a world-class technology facility in Shanghai, employing talented local scientists, developing fit-for-purpose applications that are suited to the specific needs of our customers across the region. We started construction of the facility in February 2012 and in close cooperation with the Shanghai Minhang United Development Co. Ltd. and the Government of Minhang District, the Center was completed on schedule in June. We appreciate their strong commitment and I sincerely thank them for all their support in the creation of this outstanding facility.”

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