ne sales are predominantly through specialty distributors. The company sells the majority of its timber treatment products directly to end customers through Viance. Joint Ventures Louisiana Pigment Company, L.P. is the company’s 50%-owned joint venture with Kronos. The company shares production offtake and operating costs of the plant with Kronos, though the company markets its share of the production independently. Viance is the company’s 50%-owned joint venture with Dow Chemical. Viance markets the company’s timber treatment products. Competition The major global producers against whom the company competes are Chemours, Tronox, Kronos and Cristal. The company’s primary competitors within specialty titanium dioxide include Fuj Titanium Industry, Kronos and Precheza. The company’s primary competitors within color pigments include Lanxess AG, Cathay Pigments Group, Interstar Materials Inc., and Shanghai Yipin Pigments Co., Ltd. The company’s primary competitors are Lonza Group, Koppers, Kemira and Feralco. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2015, the company spent $160 million on research and development. Intellectual Property Rights The company owns approximately 440 unexpired U.S. patents; approximately 135 patent applications (including provisionals) pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and approximately 4,180 foreign issued patents and pending patent applications. The company has approximately 175 U.S. trademark registrations (including applications for registration currently pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), and approximately 4,700 foreign trademark registrations and applications for registration. History Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970.
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10003 Woodloch Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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