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Huntsman Completes Capacity Expansion for Specialty Amines at its Singapore Facility

Published on 2017-07-12. Author : SpecialChem

Huntsman Corporation has completed a 25,000-ton capacity expansion project at its world-scale amines facility on Jurong Island in Singapore, with plant capacity now totaling 50,000 tons. Approximately 50 employees and contractors work at the facility.

Meets Growing Demand

The facility expansion is intended to help Huntsman meet growing global demand for specialty amines and to strengthen its leadership position in amine technology. The project also included backward integration in the form of a purpose-built alkoxylation unit consuming locally sourced feedstocks to support the production of polyols and alkoxylates.

Wider Range of Polyetheramines

David Ming, Vice President, Asia Pacific Region for Huntsman’s Performance Products division, said:

“The completed expansion of our Jurong facility allows us to manufacture more complex and a wider range of polyetheramines in Asia. This expansion, combined with our specialty amines production at our facilities in Conroe, Texas and Llanelli, Wales, will help us respond more quickly to customer demand around the world.”

Cindy Koh, Director, Energy & Chemicals, Singapore Economic Development Board, said:

"The expansion of Huntsman's manufacturing plant on Jurong Island, more than doubling the site's capacity, is reflective of Singapore's attraction as a strategic node in global supply networks. We will continue to build on our strong foundation as an integrated chemicals hub, from the provision of locally sourced feedstock by dedicated pipeline and infrastructure, and logistic support supplemented by excellent connectivity to growing markets, to enable the industry's growth in specialty chemicals."

Specialty amines are used to improve the properties of many products, including coatings, herbicides, adhesives and composites. They can be found in a variety of applications including wind blades, agrochemicals, oilfield, construction materials and specialty plastics.

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Source: Huntsman
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