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Eastman Expands Benzoflex™Plasticizer Line

Published on 2010-11-30. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn.-- Eastman Chemical Company has announced the completion an expansion of its Benzoflex™ plasticizer line at the Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, site. The expansion increases Benzoflex capacity by 11,000 metric tons at the site.

"Eastman acquired the Benzoflex™ plasticizer product line with the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation earlier this year," said Ron Lindsay, executive vice president, Performance Polymers and Chemical Intermediates. "The Kohtla-Järve site is an important extension to the production capabilities of Eastman's plasticizer business and we are pleased to complete this site expansion. The additional Benzoflex capacity will allow us to continue to meet the growing needs of customers who are looking for sustainable alternatives to traditional phthalate plasticizers."

A benzoic acid derivative, Benzoflex™ is a benzoate ester plasticizer used in adhesives, sealants and caulks, and is also used in PVC applications such as vinyl flooring.

About Eastman

Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Eastman had 2009 sales of $5 billion.

Source: Eastman


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