Huntsman Corporation, a materials supplier based in the US, announced its polyurethanes (PU) division has opened a system house focusing on specialties and differentiated products at its Gandaria site, near Jakarta, Indonesia.
The plant has been purpose-built to produce pre-polymer and polyol blends for Indonesia’s fast-growing MDI systems market, with a particular focus on the insulation, automotive and footwear segments. The plant has a fully equipped technical laboratory to test and develop new products, according to Huntsman.
Vincent Wang, Polyurethanes’ Vice President, Asia Pacific said, “The new systems house reflects our long-term commitment to the local market and it enables us to significantly improve our support to the growth of our customers and the market. We’ve strengthened our team over the past few years in readiness for the new facilities coming on line and we’re now in a position to offer a more solutions-oriented approach to customers.”
The Gandaria site is located approximately 25km from the center of Jakarta and is shared with Huntsman’s Textile Effects division.