Huntsman to expand global polyetheramines unit
Expansion is currently underway in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company expects projects at its Conroe, Texas, Llanelli, Wales (UK) and Singapore sites to be fully operational by May 2014.
The performance products division of Huntsman will expand its
global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15% as
a result of debottlenecking three of its PEA manufacturing
plants globally, the company announced on Thursday.
The financial investment and capacity were not disclosed.
is currently underway in
the Americas, Europe
and Asia. The company
s at its Conroe, Texas
(US), Llanelli, Wales (UK) and Singapore sites to be fully
operational by May 2014.
"In addition to an increase in capacity, these
s will enhance Huntsman's
manufacturing flexibility globally," said Stu Monteith,
president of Huntsman's performance products business.
"No disruptions in production are expected during this
Polyetheramines improve the performance of epoxy systems that
are used in industrial and decorative coatings and sports
equipment such as tennis racquets, skis and hockey
With new amine
emerging frequently, Huntsman says it is forecasting
significant mid-term growth in the sector.