Amine Chemicals, Maleic anhydride
Surfactant, Glycol Ethers
|Polymers||PP, APAO, LDPE, octen LLDPE, SM, EPS/PS|
Polyurethane system, MDI, Aniline, Nitro Benzene, TPU
water treatment chemicals
|Advanced materials||Epoxy formulation, liquid epoxy resins|
Huntsman's roots date back to 1970 and the formation of Huntsman Container Corporation, which pioneered more than eighty innovative plastic packaging products.
Huntsman today has 15,000
employees and 78 operations in 24 countries. The Company had 2005
revenues of $13 billion.
The following are highlights spanning over three decades of growth.
Jon M. Huntsman born in Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of a music teacher father and housemaker mother.
|1970||to form Huntsman Container Corporation||1976||Jon M. Huntsman sells Huntsman Container Corporation to Keyes Fiber Company|
|1982||forms Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Salt Lake City, Utah.|
|1983||buys PS plant in Belpre, Ohio from Shell Oil Company.|
two polystyrene manufacturing facilities from Hoechst
Celanese Corporation; located in Chesapeake, Virginia and
licensing agreements are signed in Taiwan and Korea
acquisition from Shell Chemical Company
with the purchase of a PP plant in Woodbury, New Jersey.
|1989||purchase of a SM manufacturing facility in Bayport, Texas from Hoechst Celanese Corporation.|
|1992||acquires Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's North American film and flexible packaging business and forms Huntsman Packaging.||2000||Huntsman Packaging is sold to Chase Capital Partners and renamed Pliant Corporation.|
|1993||purchases the LAB and maleic anhydride business from Monsanto, with plants in Texas and Florida.|
Corporation is formed
acquires the worldwide operations of Texaco Chemical Company for $1.1 billion,
|1995||acquires Novacor Chemicals Inc.'s Marysville, Michigan PP business.|
Texaco's PO and MTBE business in Port Neches, Texas.
acquisition of Rexene Corporation, a producer of olefins, styrene and a variety of performance polymers.
new linear LDPE plant is commissioned at the company's
Odessa, Texas site.
purchases one of Australia's largest specialty chemicals business, Orica Australia Pty. Limited.
|1998||The North American and European SM businesses are sold to Nova Chemical Corporation.|
|2007||Huntsman Chemical Company Australia Pty Ltd (HCCA), a part of Huntsman's Base Chemicals and Polymers division, completed the sale of its Polyester Resins (composites) business assets to Nuplex Industries Ltd.|
of Imperial Chemical Industries' polyurethanes, titanium
dioxide, aromatics and petrochemical global businesses.
Joint venture, Condea-Huntsman, starts up new maleic anhydride manufacturing facility in Moers-Meerbeck, Germany.
announces global reorganizations of the company into four
distinct businesses: Huntsman Specialty Chemicals,
Huntsman Tioxide, Huntsman Petrochemicals and Huntsman
completes purchase of the thermoplastic polyurethanes business from Rohm and Haas.
|2001||doubles its global surfactant business with the purchase of Albright and Wilson's European surfactant business.|
of Huntsman's historic new £58 million pigments plant
at Greatham, United Kingdom.
Chinese Government approves Huntsman plan to build MDI plant in Shanghai, China.
|2003||Huntsman gains full operational and financial control of the Vantico group and renames it Huntsman Advanced Materials.|
|2004||Huntsman announces plans to build the world's largest low-density polyethylene (LDPE) manufacturing facility, at Wilton, on Teesside in the U.K.||2006||Huntsman completed the sale of its UK-based European commodity chemicals business to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).|
|2006||acquires the global Textile Effects business of Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.|