05 May 2011 19:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Huntsman is proceeding with plans for a methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) expansion project near ?xml:namespace>
“We fully believe we continue to be on track to expand that facility - that is our priority, with or without a partner there,” Huntsman told analysts during the company's first-quarter results conference call.
The CEO also said that
“I do believe that [the approval] is coming,” he said, but he would not speculate when that will be.
“I wish I had more control over the Chinese regulatory process… but I am confident that we will see more MDI capacity from Huntsman coming into the Chinese market,” he said.
Huntsman did not comment on capacity details for the planned expansion at Caojing near
As reported earlier by ICIS, the company plans to build a second 240,000 tonne/year MDI plant in Caojing.
Last month, BASF started construction of its newly approved MDI complex at
For more on Huntsman, BASF and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence
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