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Eastman Increases Plasticizer Prices on September 1

Published on 2009-08-25. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products effective Sept. 1, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, particularly in raw materials, energy and freight.

EASTMAN™ DOP Plasticizer: Off-list price increase of $US 0.05 /lb ($US 0.11/kg) in North America and Latin America.

EASTMAN™ 168 Plasticizer: Off-list price increase of $US 0.05 /lb ($US 0.11/kg) in North America and Latin America.

Applications/Uses:

  • Bottle caps and closures
  • Bottles
  • Coatings
  • Decorative film
  • Fabric Coatings
  • Fishing lures
  • Flexible medical
  • Flexible medical plastic
  • Floor tile
  • Garden hoses
  • Hoses
  • Plasticizers
  • PVC applications
  • Sheet vinyl flooring
  • Tarps and awnings
  • Textiles
  • Upholstery
  • Vinyl compounding
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Vinyl products

Eastman DOP Plasticizer (Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate) is a light colored, low volatility, odorless liquid. It is the most widely used all-purpose plasticizer offered by Eastman for use with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. It is insoluble in water and has a viscosity of 56 cP at 25°C. Eastman DOP features good stability to heat and ultraviolet light, a broad range of compatibility, and excellent resistance to hydrolysis.

About Eastman Chemical Company:

Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people around the world use every day. Over 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. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, Eastman had 2008 sales of $6.7 billion.

Source: Eastman Chemical


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