Huntsman Opens Facilities In Turkey

Switzerland-based Huntsman Materials and Effects Europe has opened a 5,000-square-meter
multipurpose Tuzla site in Istanbul, Turkey, to house a Textile Effects Formulation and
Distribution Center, and a Technical Center to serve the European textile market; and an Advanced
Materials production plant.

According to Huntsman, both businesses have operated in Turkey since the 1960s through
various channels. The new Textile Effects facilities are expected to bolster the business’s Turkish
operations as well as its global network. The Advanced Materials plant replaces an older facility
and features environmental, health and safety improvements as well as improved service to

“The opening of the Materials and Effects plant in Tuzla represents a further milestone in
the history of the Materials and Effects division. Combining production and lab facilities into one
new site will further leverage synergies,” said Paul Hulme, president, Materials and Effects. “This
is an exciting and strategically beneficial step towards an even stronger presence for Huntsman in

July/August 2008