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Huntsman Suspends Plans for MDI Plant

9:03 AM MST | February 10, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Huntsman says it has suspended work on design and feasibility studies for its 400,000 m.t./year methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant at Rozenburg, the Netherlands, because of the downturn in global economic growth. “Existing production capacity is adequate to meet current demand for MDI-based polyurethanes,” Hunstman says. “We fully expect to see MDI growth return to historical levels as the global economy and consumer demand recover. However, we believe it prudent to suspend the timetable for this major investment until we have...

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