Global specialty chemical manufacturer Huntsman marked the completion of strategic investments in its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) manufacturing capabilities for end applications in security glazing and paint protection film (PPF) at its facility in Ringwood, Ill.

Steen Weien Hansen addresses guests at the company’s celebration event at its Ringwood, Ill., plant.

Over the last two years, Huntsman has constructed a purpose-built TPU manufacturing facility for protective film technologies at its Ringwood site. This investment has helped increase the output of products within its KRYSTALGRAN® and KRYSTALFLEX® TPU portfolios, according to a press release.

During the event, which was attended by associates and federal, state, and local political leaders, Steen Weien Hansen, vice president of global automotive and elastomers for Huntsman Polyurethanes, formally commissioned the facility with a ribbon-cutting.

“Demand for surface protection solutions … has accelerated in the last few years,” says Trent Shidaker, global director of marketing at Huntsman. “This event was a chance to thank the team involved in the construction, installation, and commissioning of our new surface solutions assets at Ringwood.”

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