23 January 2014 13:31 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Huntsman is expanding its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacities by a "minimum of 15%" through debottlenecking plants in the US, the UK and Singapore, the US-based chemicals producer said on Thursday.
Huntsman said that it expects to complete the expansions at Conroe,Texas; Llanelli, UK; and Singapore by May 2014.
There will be no disruptions to the plants’ production during the debottlenecking, the company said without disclosing capacity or cost details.
"In addition to an increase in capacity, these debottlenecking projects will enhance Huntsman’s manufacturing flexibility globally," said Stu Monteith, president of Huntsman’s performance products division.
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 sticks.
With the emergence of new amine applications, Huntsman is forecasting significant mid-term growth in this sector, the company added.
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