|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
For convenience in this report, the terms "Company," "our" or "we" may be used to refer to Huntsman Corporation and, unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries and predecessors. Any references to our "Company" "we" "us" or "our" as of a date prior to October 19, 2004 (the date of our Company's formation) are to Huntsman Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (including their respective predecessors). In this report, "Huntsman International" refers to Huntsman International LLC (our 100% owned subsidiary) and, unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries; "AAC" refers to Arabian Amines Company, our consolidated manufacturing joint venture with the Zamil Group; "HPS" refers to Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai Ltd. (our consolidated splitting joint venture with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Company, Ltd); "Sasol-Huntsman" refers to Sasol-Huntsman GmbH and Co. KG (our consolidated joint venture with Sasol that owns and operates a maleic anhydride facility in Moers, Germany); and "SLIC" refers to Shanghai Liengheng Isocyanate Company (our unconsolidated manufacturing joint venture with BASF and three Chinese chemical companies).
In this report, we may use, without definition, the common names of competitors or other industry participants. We may also use the common names or abbreviations for certain chemicals or products.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
We are a global manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. Our products comprise a broad range of chemicals and formulations, which we market globally to a diversified group of consumer and industrial customers. Our products are used in a wide range of applications, including those in the adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction products, personal care and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer products, digital inks, electronics, medical, packaging, paints and coatings, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals and dye industries. We are a leading global producer in many of our key product lines, including MDI, amines, surfactants, maleic anhydride, epoxy-based polymer formulations, textile chemicals, dyes, titanium dioxide and color pigments.
We operate in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects and Pigments and Additives. Our Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials and Textile Effects segments produce differentiated organic chemical products and our Pigments and Additives segment produces inorganic chemical products. In a series of transactions beginning in 2006, we sold or shutdown substantially all of our Australian styrenics operations and our North American polymers and base chemicals operations. We report the results of these businesses as discontinued operations.
Our Company, a Delaware corporation, was formed in 2004 to hold the Huntsman businesses. Jon M. Huntsman founded the predecessor to our Company in 1970 as a small packaging company. Since then, we have grown through a series of acquisitions and now own a global portfolio of businesses.
Currently, we operate all of our businesses through Huntsman International, our 100% owned subsidiary. Huntsman International is a Delaware limited liability company and was formed in 1999.
On January 30, 2017, our titanium dioxide manufacturing facility in Pori, Finland experienced fire damage and is currently not operational. The fire brigade responded quickly to extinguish the fire and there were no injuries. We have notified applicable customers and suppliers of this force majeure event. We do not currently have an estimated time frame for how long the facility will be off line, but we are committed to repairing the facility as quickly as possible. The Pori facility has a nameplate capacity of 130,000 metric tons, which represents approximately 15% of our total titanium dioxide capacity and approximately 10% of total European titanium dioxide demand. The site is insured for property damage as well as business interruption losses. According to our insurance policies, the respective retention levels (deductibles) for physical damage and business interruption are $15 million and 60 days, respectively. On February 9, 2017, we received a €50 million (approximately $52 million) payment from our insurer as an initial partial progress payment towards the overall pending claim.
On October 28, 2016, we filed an initial Form 10 registration statement with the SEC as part of the process to spin off our Pigments and Additives and Textile Effects businesses in a tax-free transaction. On January 17, 2017, we announced that we will retain our Textile Effects business and we amended the Form 10 registration statement. For further information, see "Note 4. Separation of Pigments and Additives Business."
On December 30, 2016, our Performance Products segment completed the sale of its European surfactants business to Innospec Inc. for $199 million in cash plus our retention of trade receivables and payables for an enterprise value of $225 million. For further information, see "Note 3. Business Combinations and Dispositions—Sale of European Surfactants Manufacturing Facilities."
On December 30, 2016, we made an early repayment of $260 million on our 2015 Extended Term Loan B using proceeds from the sale of the European surfactants business and existing cash. For further information, see "Note 15. Direct and Subsidiary Debt—Senior Credit Facilities."
HUNTSMAN CORPORATION AND HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Except where otherwise indicated, these notes relate to the consolidated financial statements for both our Company and Huntsman International. The differences between our consolidated financial statements and Huntsman International's consolidated financial statements relate primarily to the following:
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