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Eastman Launches Aerafin™ Polymer – a New Polyolefin for Hot Melt Adhesives

Published on 2015-04-23. Author : SpecialChem

New product tailored specifically for application in hygiene construction

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company announced that it is expanding its polyolefin portfolio with the addition of Aerafin™ polymer. Aerafin is an innovative polymer created for use in hygiene construction hot melt adhesives. It enables a broad processing window for hot melt formulations, including the ability to spray at temperatures as low at 130°C and offers compatibility with a range of hydrocarbon tackifiers.

“The launch of Aerafin comes as a result of a dedicated innovation effort,” said JP Kuijpers, adhesives business director, Eastman Chemical Company. “Our formulator customers and product brand owners expressed the desire for improved performance of the olefin polymers in hot melt adhesives and our technology team delivered. Aerafin demonstrates the excellent peel strength brand owners need and can have lower tackifier loading requirements, enabling formulation flexibility.”

Eastman Aerafin™ polymer provides additional benefits in formulation, so that brand owners don’t have to make sacrifices in nozzle compatibility, production speeds, low temperature sprayability, or achieving quality spray patterns within a broad processing temperature range. Aerafin is also available to North American customers in molten form as well as pelletized.

Eastman has a long history of reliability and quality in the production of amorphous polyolefins for several markets, including hot melt adhesives, roofing, and flooring. With abundant ethylene and propylene feedstock available, and a fully integrated manufacturing position, Eastman’s polyolefins business is well positioned to deliver additional innovative products that improve the capabilities of olefin-based adhesives worldwide.

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 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

Source: Eastman 

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