Everberg, Belgium -- Huntsman Corp.'s Performance Products division said 20 May that it will expand the capacity of its Jeffamine polyetheramine facility on Jurong Island, Singapore.
The expansion is expected to occur by the end of the third quarter of this year and will increase the plant's capacity by more than 50 percent.
Huntsman has been pleased with the existing investment and ongoing support from customers and the Singapore authorities, said Daniele Ferrari, president of Performance Products, in a company statement. It is "gratifying to have this opportunity to invest further in the Jurong Island facility," he added.
Steve Stilliard, vice president, Performance Products Asia Pacific, said the Singapore unit, set up in 2007, has been "a critical strategic manufacturing platform," in meeting regional demands for polyetheramines in Asia since then.
" Rapidly growing regional demand necessitates this additional investment to meet the markets increasing requirements, he added.