Eastman Chemical Co.
200 S Wilcox Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37662 US
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Profile Extruder Sees the Light
Rotuba exited the sheet business to focus on custom profiles for LED light fixtures. It now ranks as North America’s leading profile extruder in this burgeoning market.
Non-Ortho-Phthalates Gain Ground in Flexible PVC
Conversion to non-ortho-phthalate plasticizers expected to steadily continue.
DOTP/DEHT Plasticizer Conversion Up Nine-Fold
The move away from phthalates steadily gains speed.
Health, Environmental Concerns Give Non-Phthalate Plasticizers a Push
New and improved formulations are displacing leading plasticizer DEHP; DINP’s future is also now shakier.
Transitioning From the World’s Factory to the World’s Designer
China has long since aggregated the means and materials of production, but increasingly it’s seeking to lay claim to the creative origins of products—the design.
New Materials Shine Bright In Growing LED Market
Rapid expansion of LED technology has spurred development of new formulations for a wide range of lighting components. Here are examples of activity in this fast-moving field.
ADDITIVES: Enhanced Non-Phthalate Plasticizer
Eastman's newest non-phthalate boasts better efficiency and more.
MATERIALS: Enhanced Copolyester Filament for 3D Printing
Eastman and colorFabbs launch enhanced next-generation 3D filament.
R&D Thermoformer: Tek Pak Is Launch Pad For New Products
Toolmaker and thermoformer takes concepts to production-ready parts in record time.
Eastman Explores Processing of Tritan Copolyester For Small, Multicavity Medical Parts
A sophisticated 32-cavity mold and all-electric press are being used to define the process window and critical mold and part design criteria.
PETG Foam-Core Sheet Cushions Thermoformed Medical Packaging
New option is lighter, cleaner, tougher than HIPS at a comparable price.
Tooling at NPE: Valve Gates & Multi-Tips Top the News In Hot Runners
There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.
New Design Standards for Molders of Medical Connectors
The goal is to prevent dangerous misconnections through revisions of designs and materials choices.
MATERIALS: 3D Printing with Carbon Fiber
Copolyester filament reinforced with carbon fibers.
Eastman Adds Tritan Capacity; More Planned
Keeping up with demand for a unique copolyester.
New Design Standards Present Challenge, Opportunities for Connector Molders
An industry-wide push to prevent medical tubing misconnections, as well as bans on BPA-containing materials for food-contact applications, is creating polycarbonate (PC) replacement opportunities in medical connectors.
Carbon Fiber Filament For New 3D Printing Capabilities
Just last year, Eastman Chemical and Helian Polymers of The Netherlands, a leader in filament 3D manufacturing, teamed up to launch a 3D printing filament under Helian’s ColorFabb brand based on Eastman’s Amphora 3D XT-copolyester.
MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.
Why Five-Axis Cartesian Robots Are a Hit with Molders
Five-axis linear robots are proving to be a cost-effective alternative to six-axis articulated robots in many applications.
How Currier Puts the ‘Custom’ In Custom Blow Molding
The three key ingredients are responsiveness, full-service product development, and control over both the bottle and the cap.