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Eastman Chemical Company Expands its Plasticizer Portfolio with Addition of Effusion™

Published on 2013-10-10. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company announced the expansion of its non-phthalate plasticizer portfolio with the addition of Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer. Effusion™ is an extremely efficient fast-fusing solution that can enable increased production line speeds and lower processing temperatures, reducing production costs for manufacturers.

In flooring, Eastman Effusion™ is the ideal plasticizer for use in resilient sheet, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, and PVC-backed carpet. Effusion™ can bring value in lowering both formulation and production costs. Effusion™ has been shown to have advantages in both efficiency and rheology to standard phthalate plasticizers that this industry has relied upon.

Manufacturers can also take the opportunity to combine Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer with other plasticizers, to create custom and optimized formulas for their specific processing needs. When utilizing Effusion™ in combination with general-purpose plasticizers, manufacturers will see better viscosity, stability and improved efficiency at lowering hardness.

"Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer is an effective replacement for traditional phthalate fast-fusing plasticizers," said Carlos Alvarado, business manager, Specialty Plasticizers. "Whether your formulation requires a fast fuser as a sole plasticizer to achieve extremely low fusion temperatures or you're looking to combine the benefits of a fast fuser with a general-purpose plasticizer, Effusion™ is an excellent non-phthalate solution."

For more than 50 years, Eastman has produced innovative plasticizers that are used in a variety of markets. The versatile line of plasticizers includes many non-phthalate solutions to address the market's emerging regulatory needs and desires. Today, Eastman is the global leader in non-phthalate plasticizers with the broadest product line in the industry.

​About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.

Source: Eastman Chemical Company

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