The fire began in an outside area and spread to the main factory and an adjacent commercial property. Both sites have been evacuated and the local fire service is currently working to control the blaze. Local media has reported that two firefighters were injured responding to the fire.
"Our first priority is the wellbeing of the fire crews, and of our neighbors and employees, who have been sent home for their safety," said
The systems house produces polyols and blends polyols that are used in the manufacture of polyurethanes products. Customers will be supplied from other Huntsman facilities, as required. Huntsman carries adequate insurance coverage and does not expect the financial impact of the fire to be material.
Certain information in this release constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Huntsman companies' filings with the
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