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Huntsman Considers Expansion of MDI Capacity at Geismar

8:37 AM MDT | August 20, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Hankins: Improved economics from shale gas. Huntsman 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,” says Anthony Hankins, president of Huntsman Polyurethanes. “With the benefits of U.S. shale...

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