American chemical company Huntsman is to expand its site in Pétfürdő

American chemical company Huntsman is to expand its site in Pétfürdő

Huntsman

Huntsman Corporation, a US-based chemical company, implements the capacity increase in manufacturing polyurethane raw materials and special amines at its site in Pétfürdő. The amount of the investment exceeds HUF 10 billion, and the headcount is increased by 12 people by retaining the existing 131 employees.

Huntsman Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of differentiated and specialty chemicals. The company operates over 70 manufacturing, research and development and operation facilities worldwide.

The production and related development of organic chemical intermediates is carried out at the development and manufacturing site of the Hungarian unit, Huntsman Corporation Hungary Zrt. in Pétfürdő. The 14-member R&D team in Pétfürdő plays a leading role in manufacturing technologies and product development within the company group.

At present, the Hungarian plant is one of the key production units of PU catalysers and amines. Chemicals produced in Pétfürdő are supplied to automotive, furniture, construction, adhesive and metal processing companies. Over 95% of the products are exported to Europe, America, and Asia.

Products manufactured by the capacity expansion of Huntsman's polyurethane and amine manufacturing plant are used in the automotive, construction and metal industry. Amines are used by the company's customers to make vehicle seats, mattresses, and insulation. Thanks to the investment, the company's global capacity will increase by 30–40%.

New technological equipment and tools will be acquired under the project, and the size of the Pétfürdő plant will grow by 10,000 square meters. The investment enables the company to meet increased demand, as well as provide more flexible, innovative, and sustainable solutions to its customers.