insect attack. The company manufactures its timber treatment chemicals in the U.S. and markets its products primarily in North America through Viance, LLC (Viance), the company’s 50%-owned joint venture with Dow Chemical. The company’s residential construction products, such as ACQ, Ecolife and Copper Azole are sold for use in decking, fencing and other residential outdoor wood structures. The company’s industrial construction products, such as Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) are sold for use in telephone poles and salt water piers and pilings. Water Treatment Chemicals: The company manufactures water treatment chemicals in Germany used to improve water purity in industrial, commercial and municipal applications. The company is a supplier of polyaluminium chloride (PAC) based flocculants with approximately 140kt of production capacity. Main markets are municipal and industrial waste water treatment and the paper industry. Sales and Marketing: The company sells iron oxides primarily through its global sales force whereas its ultramarine sales are predominantly through specialty distributors. The company sells the majority of its timber treatment products directly to end customers via Viance. Joint Ventures Louisiana Pigment Company, L.P. is a 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, LLC is the company’s 50%-owned joint venture with Dow Chemical. Viance, LLC markets its timber treatment products. Competition: The major producers against whom the company competes include DuPont, Tronox, Kronos and Cristal. Key competitors for barium-based additives include Solvay S.A.; Gruppo Chimico Dalton S.p.A.; and Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. The company’s primary competitors within specialty titanium dioxide include Huierxin; 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. Research and Development As of December 31, 2014, the company spent $158 million on research and development. The company’s research and development centers are located in The Woodlands, Texas; Everberg, Belgium; and Shanghai, China. Its other regional development/technical service centers are located in Wynyard, England and Duisburg, Germany (pigments); Auburn Hills, Michigan (polyurethanes for the automotive industry); Derry, New Hampshire, Shanghai, China, Deggendorf, Germany and Ternate, Italy (polyurethanes); Melbourne, Australia (surfactants); Port Neches, Texas (process engineering support); Basel, Switzerland and Panyu, China (advanced materials and textile effects); and Mumbai, India (textile effects). Intellectual Property The company owns approximately 440 unexpired U.S. patents; approximately 185 patent applications (including provisionals) pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and approximately 4,380 foreign issued patents and pending patent applications. The company has associated brand names with its products, and has approximately 180 U.S. trademark registrations (including applications for registration currently pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), and approximately 4,750 foreign trademark registrations and applications for registration. History Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970.
huntsman corp (HUN:New York)
500 Huntsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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