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Huntsman announces TiO2 price increases, effective from July

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May '09
The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation announced that it will increase prices of all titanium dioxide pigments sold in North America, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

North America: Huntsman will increase prices of all titanium dioxide pigment pigments sold in North America by $0.02 per pound (USD) effective from 1st August 2009 or as applicable contracts allow.

Europe: Huntsman will increase prices of all titanium dioxide pigments sold in Europe by € 50/te effective from 1st July 2009 or as applicable contracts allow.

Africa, Latin America, and Middle East: Huntsman will increase prices of all titanium dioxide pigments by $100 per metric ton (USD) effective from 1st July 2009 or as applicable contracts allow.

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its 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.

Huntsman Pigments Division specialises in the manufacture and marketing of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments that add brightness, whiteness and opacity to thousands of consumer products; from household decorative paints and industrial coatings on ocean liners, cars and steel-framed buildings, to computer housing, printing inks and sporting equipment.

Huntsman's Pigments business has been making TiO2 pigments for 75 years. Its TIOXIDE brand has an exceptional reputation for excellence and consistency, and is trusted and recognised world-wide. The DELTIO brand, introduced in 2007, has earned a reputation for innovation in the world of titanium dioxide by enabling the free flow of pigment thus improving handling efficiency and reducing customers' energy consumption.In 2008, Huntsman's project to manufacture DELTIO pigments won the Entec Medal, a prestigious Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) award for excellence in safety and environment.

Huntsman Pigments Division is an international business employing around 2,000 people in facilities in seven countries with a combined total manufacturing capacity of approximately 560,000 tonnes of TiO2 pigment a year.

Huntsman International LLC


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