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Huntsman Expands PU Business with Purchases of IFS Chemicals

Published on 2017-05-02. Author : SpecialChem

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of IFS Chemicals Limited (IFS), one of the UK’s leading independent formulators of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) based systems. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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Huntsman Expands PU Business with Purchases of IFS Chemicals

Located in Kings Lynn, England, IFS was established more than 35 years ago and its customized MDI systems are used in a diverse range of end markets, including insulation, appliances, automotive and elastomeric applications.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tony Hankins, President of Huntsman’s Polyurethanes division, said:

With their highly experienced team and loyal customer base, IFS provides us with excellent access to the UK’s growing downstream MDI systems market. It will serve as a strategic platform to expand our business and consolidate our position as a market leader. The acquisition represents the latest step in our plan to strengthen our differentiated downstream capabilities and we now have more than 25 facilities worldwide, reflecting our confidence in the long-term growth prospects for MDI-based urethanes.

Barrie Colvin IFS founder and Managing Director added:

I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Huntsman and look forward – together with the rest of the IFS team - to an exciting future which brings together the best of IFS and Huntsman Polyurethanes, strengthening our ability to meet the growing needs of existing and future customers.

About IFS Chemicals

IFS Chemicals Ltd is a specialty chemicals business, providing bespoke polyurethane chemicals to a wide variety of industries. The company was formed in 1982, initially as a supplier to the insulation industry (construction and commercial refrigeration).

About Huntsman

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.

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