Huntsman Chemical Company is Australia?s only
manufacturer of Styrene; it employs over 300
people and is a subsidiary of Huntsman
Corporation, one of the world?s largest chemical
Styrene is used to produce polystyrene, which is
widely used in packaging and containers, and
expanded polystyrene, which is the ?light white?
packaging used to protect electrical goods such as
televisions, in the manufacture of car child safety
seats and insulation products. Both plastics are
produced at the West Footscray site as well as a
range of polyesters and phenolic resins; all of
these products supply a number of sectors
including consumer, food packaging, building
products, marine and automotive markets.