Huntsman Textile Effects

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.

Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 15,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2015 revenues of over $10 billion.

About us

Message from the Founder and Chairman

More than four decades ago, in 1970, we founded Huntsman Container Corporation. We had no idea then that our fledgling packaging business would evolve into what has become one of the world's largest chemical companies. Through a series of strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and carefully planned internal expansions, our operating companies today produce 33 billion pounds of products for a variety of global businesses, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, textiles, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.

Our success is due, in large measure, to the thousands of associates who work in our facilities around the world to manufacture the chemical industry's highest quality products.

We have been most fortunate to build a company of this magnitude, and it is our duty and privilege to give back to society. Through our humanitarian initiatives, we have helped to provide food and housing to the hungry and homeless around the world; we have funded education for those who otherwise would not have been able to attend school.

Most importantly, our dream of establishing a world class cancer research and treatment center has been realized. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospitals represents our purpose in life, and our ultimate goal will have been achieved when the most challenging forms of cancer have been eradicated. Our family will continue to serve as the principal benefactors and fundraisers for the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the quest to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure cancer.

Jon M. Huntsman

Mission and values

We are dedicated to giving our customers the finest quality products and service available. Our customers are valued partners who permit us to remain in business and we are privileged to serve their needs.

Our mission

  • We will operate safe, clean, efficient facilities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
  • We will provide a work environment that fosters teamwork, innovation, accountability and open communication.
  • We will place into society assistance for those who suffer, hope for those who may need inspiration and education for those who may feel the challenge but do not have the means.

We have an aggressive growth philosophy which reflects the spirit of free enterprise and maximization of long term profits, the best motives for creating mutual benefits for customers, employees, suppliers and the communities in which we are located.

Our values

We believe that ethical and moral standards are the foundation of good business policies, and will operate with integrity. We strive for participative management and employee involvement at all levels because each employee is an associate in our business and a vital part of our family.

We recognize the basic contribution of each individual and will provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Benefits and compensation will reward performance both individually and collectively. We subscribe to these principles and strive every working day to improve their application.

Social responsibility

Huntsman Founder and Chairman Jon M. Huntsman oversees charitable foundations with a view to making life better for families around the world. His foundations contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable causes around the globe to make our world a finer place to live.

Combating Cancer

Jon Huntsman - whose parents both died of cancer and who is a cancer survivor himself – is personally waging the battle against this killer disease. Jon and Karen have donated and raised more than $350 million to establish and fund the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospitals. The Institute's team of internationally renowned specialists and researchers are working in diverse fields to reduce the rate of cancer deaths and to ease the burden of the disease. We invite you to learn more about the Huntsman Cancer Institute at .

Supporting and Improving Education

The strength of our economy, the quality of our work force, the vitality of our communities, and the productivity and well-being of our citizens depend on an education system that provides to people of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to live, learn and work in a changing world. Jon M. Huntsman aims to ensure a quality education for today's students and has made cash contributions to that end, among them:

  • More than $50 million to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • More than $26 million to Utah State University to expand and enhance the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and to provide scholarships to Armenian students whose business degrees will benefit their countrymen at home.
  • Nearly $2 million in the form of Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. Since the first Awards in 1993, ten outstanding Utah public school teachers, administrators and volunteers each year have been presented individual cash grants of $10,000 each. In 2002, twenty recipients were selected in honor of the Tenth Anniversary of the Awards.

Providing Global Relief

Huntsman is committed to long-term relief effort for the country of Armenia. Since this former Soviet republic was ravaged by an earthquake in 1988, Huntsman has donated an estimated $20 million to rebuild the country, and to counteract the effects of the nation's severe fuel and food shortages. Among the key relief efforts include:

  • The building of a 40,000 square meter (430,000 square feet) pre-cast concrete plant in Yerevan, Armenia with a capacity to produce over 125,000 linear meters (375,000 linear feet) of cement slabs for the construction of as many as 8,000 homes per year to house earthquake victims.
  • The construction of a new highly-automated state-of-the-art roof tile factory next to the concrete plant in Yerevan, Armenia. The factory produces up to 4 million roof tiles per year.
  • Funding of the newly constructed Huntsman Village School and 400-unit apartment complex in Gyumri, the town hardest hit by the earthquake.

Promoting Health and Well Being

The Huntsman World Senior Games (link to ) are held annually in historic St. George, Utah, to promote worldwide health, peace and friendship. The Games draw more than 5,000 participants for competition in nineteen athletic events. These 50-and-older competitors represent all fifty states and many foreign countries. More than 3,000 volunteers help to make the Games a reality. Founded in 1986, the Huntsman World Senior Games are now recognized as one of the world's premier senior sporting events.

Giving Hope to the Homeless

Huntsman has contributed extensively to the St. Vincent DePaul Center for the feeding of poverty-stricken people, and to the building and maintenance of homeless shelters.

Fighting Domestic Violence

Jon Huntsman donated $1 million to complete the construction of the Salt Lake City YWCA domestic violence shelter. Named for his mother, the Kathleen Robison Huntsman Transitional Housing Program offers abuse survivors a new beginning.

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