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Huntsman Studying Expansion of MDI Manufacturing Complex at Geismar

9:49 AM MDT | August 9, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Huntsman said today that it has commissioned engineering design studies to increase its global capacity for the manufacture of methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) at its Geismar, LA, site.   “We are studying several options for expansion of the Geismar facility to ensure we can satisfy the strong demand in residential and commercial insulation and to maintain our position as the leading MDI supplier in the Americas region. With the benefits of U.S. shale gas, the economics of investing in our U.S. facilities has improved significantly. The...

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