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Huntsman plans to close remaining operations at titanium dioxide facility in Calais, France

2017-03-20 08:46:15  【Print】
BEIJING (Asian Metal) 20 Mar 17 - Huntsman Corporation has announced a plan to close the white end finishing and packaging operation of its titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility based in Calais, France, during the third quarter 2017.

The announced plan follows the 2015 closure of the black end manufacturing operations and would result in the closure of the entire facility.Asian Metal CopyrightBEIJING Asian Metal 20 Mar 17 - Huntsman Corporation has announced a plan to close the white end finishing and packaging operation of its titanium dioxide TiO2 manufacturing facility based in Calais, France, during the third quarter 2017.Asian Metal Copyright 108 positions on the site will be affected.

The plan to close the Calais white end is structured to allow completion of any remaining obligations to any third parties and regulators.

Simon Turner, President of Huntsman Pigments and Additives division, commented: "The planned closure of the Calais facility further optimizes our manufacturing network and will increase our recently announced business improvement program by $15 million to a total annual benefit of $90 million.Asian Metal Copyright" .Asian Metal Copyright Our priority is to communicate with our Calais employees and their representative groups, along with local community leaders, to ensure that the planned closure is safely and effectively managed."

.Asian Metal Copyright Our priority is to communicate with our Calais employees and their representative groups, along with local community leaders, to ensure that the planned closure is safely and effectively managed.Asian Metal Copyright

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