Differentiated and specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp. plans to launch a “multi-million” dollar expansion project at its Petfurdo, Hungary production facility to boost the site’s capacity for polyurethane catalysts and specialty amines. The firm said the effort will allow the plant to operate with greater flexibility and increase its ability to provide innovative products to customers in the polyurethane, coatings, metalworking, and electronics industries.
“This additional capacity builds upon our previous expansions to further improve our capability and expand our product range of polyurethane catalysts and specialty amines,” Chuck Hirsch, senior vice president, Huntsman Performance Products, said in a company release. “With consumers increasingly demanding cleaner, eco-friendly solutions, this expansion will position us well for significant growth with these global sustainability trends.”
Demand for Huntsman’s JEFFCAT amine catalysts has grown significantly over the last several years, according to the firm. The product is used in automobile seats, mattresses, and energy-efficient spray foam for construction.
The Hungarian government is providing a $3.8 million investment grant to support the expansion.