The completion of the MDI splitter project was celebrated on Wednesday, July 13 at the Geismar facility. Huntsman Chairman, President and CEO, Peter Huntsman hosted the event. The Attorney General of Louisiana Jeff Landry, local officials, key customers, suppliers, members of Huntsman’s senior leadership team and Geismar employees also attended.
Speaking at the event, Jan Buberl, Polyurethanes’ Vice President for the Americas region said, “Our new splitter bridges the gap between our upstream MDI manufacturing assets and the downstream needs of our customers—both domestic and international. Our mission is to deliver what our customers need to help them innovate and grow. This investment strengthens our ability to meet, and exceed, those expectations.”
Mark Dearman, Site Leader at Geismar, recognizes the hard work of the many people associated with the project. “Our thanks go to our construction partners, suppliers and every associate and contractor involved in the new splitter,” he said. “Even without factoring in the additional health and safety measures we needed to put in place for COVID, and the extreme weather events such as Hurricane Ida, the construction of a new splitter is a major undertaking.” The project was completed on time and incident free, demonstrating Huntsman’s focus and commitment to safe working practices.