Huntsman acquires Laffans Petrochemicals in India

Source: Huntsman Corp.

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) has completed its acquisition of Indian chemical producer Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd., and has taken ownership of the manufacturer's 60kt ethylene oxide derivatives facility in Ankleshwar, Gujarat. The purpose-built plant produces specialty intermediates for use in agrochemicals, household and personal care products, oil and gas applications and automotive lubricants and brake fluids. Financial details were not disclosed. 

Huntsman Corporation 2010 revenues were $9.2 billion. In 2010 Laffans had revenues in excess of $50 million. News of the Laffans acquisition follows another recent Asian announcement from Huntsman Performance Products outlining a $70 million investment in a capacity expansion program at its polyetheramine plant in Singapore. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Peter R. Huntsman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Corporation, said, "This acquisition is a continuation of our strategy to build our Asian business. We look forward to integrating this business and further expanding our Indian business."



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