Eastman Chemical Co.

200 S Wilcox Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37662 US

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Eight Eastman Copolyesters Get Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification
This is the first time the company’s products have achieved the highest rating for Material Health and the first time Tritan has been included in the certification.

Materials: Self-Bonding LSR Optimizes Overmolding with Specialty Copolyester
Momentive’s new LSR series enables overmolding with Eastman’s Tritan in a single-step process.

Eastman Completes Tritan Copolyester Expansion
Plans to increase PETG & PCTG specialty copolyester capacity by 25% well underway.

Application of Luminy PLA, from Total Corbion PLA.

Remarkable Display of Bioplastics at NPE2018
More than 70 companies are presenting products and technologies related to biobased polymers. That could easily make NPE2018 one of the largest bioplastics offerings.

NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Bioplastics & PCR Engineered Compounds
New formulations target more demanding applications in automotive, electronics and more.

Steve Maguire, founder of Maguire Products Inc.

Plastics Hall of Fame: 10 Inspiring Stories
Last evening, at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre, the Plastics Academy inducted 10 new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame. Meet these outstanding individuals with remarkable stories. Each one teaches a lesson of hard work and creative thinking.

David Cornell, Eastman Chemical

David Cornell: Setting the Technical Foundation of Recycling
Considered a pioneer in defining the processes to produce bottle-grade PET and later helping set the guidelines for recycling, David Cornell earned a spot in the Plastics Hall of Fame this year.

Ascend’s Vydyne XHT nylon 66

Resins & Additives at NPE2018: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, Sustainability
NPE will host lots of news in engineered thermoplastic compounds, customized TPEs, polyolefins for packaging, bioplastics, recycled content compounds, purging agents, 3D printing materials, and a slew of innovative additives.

Eastman Chemical medical testing protocol

Materials: Copolyester Designed for Electronics Housings in Medical Devices
New copolyester available as a fully compounded, biocompatible, medical-grade polymer for medical device housings and hardware with strong impact and chemical resistance.

Eastman and Sun Chemical shrink labels

Recycling Needs Drive Innovation in Sleeve Labels
Materials suppliers and film processors have been hard at work creating new label offerings compatible with PET bottle recycling.

Absolute Haitian shows Zhafir Jenius Series injection molding machine

New Electric & Hybrid Injection Machines, and a ‘Sneak Peek’ at More to Come
Absolute Haitian unveils new Jenius Series, plus enhanced versions of the Mars, Venus and Zeres lines. 

Plastics Hall of Fame Inducting 10 New Members at NPE2018
Scheduled for the evening of May 6, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center. Meet the class of 2018!

Materials: Cellulosic with Higher Dimensional Stability and Creep Resistance
Eastman’s new bioplastic boasts a significantly higher heat deflection temperature than standard CAP.

Treva Chinaplas 2017

Eastman Launches Cellulose-Based Engineering Bioplastic at Chinaplas 2017
Based 50% on cellulose that is derived from sustainably managed forests, the material reportedly compares favorably to PC, ABS and PC/ABS blends.

Agri-Industrial Plastics Mick Stielow and Geoff Ward

High-Tech Blow Molding At Agri-Industrial Plastics
This family-owned custom molder stands out in its use of advanced computer and automation tools to claim a niche in large, complex, and multi-layer parts.

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, Eco 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 World’s Factory to 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.

Product Categories of Eastman Chemical Co.

Adhesion Promoters (for Inks, Coatings)
Adhesives for Plastics
Antioxidant Concentrates
Antioxidants
Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Cellulose Acetate
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Cellulose Acetate Propionate
Color Concentrates, Solid
Impact Modifiers
Lubricants
Plasticizers
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCT Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCTA Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCTG Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PETG Type
Polyester Promoters, Accelerators
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
Release Agents--External (Spray or Wipe-on)
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyester Type
UV Stabilizers

Trade Names

Aspira
Cadence
DuraStar
Eastalite
Eastar
Ecdel
Embrace
Provista
Spectar
Tenite
The Glass Polymer
Tritan