Huntsman profit rises on higher demand

Wed Aug 1, 2012 6:16am EDT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Chemicals maker Huntsman Corp's net profit rose 9 percent in the second quarter, driven by strong demand for its products used in foam insulation.

Net income rose to $124 million, or 52 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $114 million, or 47 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue dipped about a percent to $2.91 billion.

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