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Eastman Increases DMAPA and Alkyl Alkanolamines Capacity

Published on 2017-09-19. Author : SpecialChem

Eastman Chemical Company has announced completion of an expansion of its dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and alkyl alkanolamine capacity, which includes Diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA), at its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

Expansion of DMAPA & Alkyl Alkanolamine Capacity

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Eastman Increases DMAPA and Alkyl Alkanolamines Capacity

This investment reaffirms Eastman’s commitment to our care chemicals customers,” said Sabine Ketsman, Vice President and General Manager of the Additives & Functional Products segment’s Care Chemicals and Animal Nutrition business.

The additional capacity, along with improvements in reliability and quality, will give us the ability to better serve the market and create opportunities to win with our customers.”

Alkyl Alkanolamines for Coatings

DMAPA is used primarily to make surfactants found in personal care products such as shampoos. Alkyl alkanolamines are used in diverse markets such as water treatment, gas treatment, coatings, and metalworking fluids.

Diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA) is widely used in boiler water treatment to minimize corrosion, Eastman Advantex™ and Eastman Vantex™ are low odor, multifunctional neutralizing amine additives for architectural coatings, and Synergex™/Synergex™ improve metalworking fluid performance.

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Source: Eastman
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