The 400,000 metric ton expansion will leverage the significant advantages of the Geismar site, with its access to US shale gas, strong logistics base and excellent integration.

The new capacity is expected to come on-stream in 2018 and will enable Huntsman to further support the growth of its customers worldwide.

MDI based polyurethanes are used in an extensive range of applications. Huntman’s 2013 revenues were over US$11bn.