The performance products division of Huntsman announced
plans to expand manufacturing capacity of specialty amines used as
polyurethane catalysts at manufacturing facilities in Petfurdo, Hungary and
in Barcelona, Spain.
The expansions are aimed at extending
the Huntsman manufacturing portfolio, further leveraging the
companys integrated amines capability
and increase existing polyurethane catalyst production capacity
by 25%, the company said.
Financial details were not disclosed.
In the last five years, Huntsman says it has seen interest
in its JEFFCAT amine catalysts
accelerate across the globe.
The capacity expansion leverages our strong
manufacturing and technology base and enhances what is
already the widest in-house manufacturing capability across the
industry, said Stu Monteith, president of Huntsmans
performance products division.
We have consistently improved capability and extended
the product range manufactured at our Petfurdo location over
the last 10 years. However, in the last few years demand has
begun to fill production capabilities across our two main
production sites in Petfurdo and Conroe, Texas, he
The new capacity and addition of a third manufacturing
site shows the commitment that we will build, ahead of the
demand curve, to match our customers growth.
We see global demand in the low emission and 1K
sealant markets continuing to grow and this expansion plan satisfies those needs
and ensures we meet the burgeoning demand in the rapidly
growing rigid spray insulation market, added John Smyth,
vice president of performance products, additives and home and