Huntsman close TiO2 facility in France, cuts 108 jobs

Huntsman to close TiO2 facility in France, cuts 108 jobs

7:37 AM, 20th March 2017
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THE WOODLANDS, US: Huntsman Corporation 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. 108 positions on the site will be affected.

“The planned closure of the Calais facility further optimises our manufacturing network and will increase our recently announced business improvement program by $15 million to a total annual benefit of $90 million. 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,” said Simon Turner, president of Huntsman pigments and additives division.

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