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Eastman's Expansion to Support Paint Protection Films for Automotive Applications

Published on 2020-01-13. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive Coatings    

Eastman Chemical Company has announced a capacity expansion at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to support a new coating and laminating line.

Strengthens Growth in Martinsville

This investment will support the strong growth of Eastman’s high-performance branded paint protection and window film products. The expansion will supplement Eastman’s assets in Martinsville, Virginia, and is expected to be online by mid-2021 while bringing approximately 50 new jobs to the site.

The additional capacity will lead to continued market expansion in Europe and around the globe for paint protection films as well as provide versatility to meet growing customer needs in high-value automotive and architectural window films.

Transparent Urethane Film Protecting OEM Painted Surfaces

Eastman’s paint protection film is an elastic and transparent urethane film that protect and preserve automotive OEM painted surfaces. The product is optically clear and creates a strong, reliable layer of protection against damage. Its self-healing technology repairs scratches with heat from the sun or from the automobile’s engine. Paint protection films enhances the aesthetics and longevity of automobiles and other painted surfaces. Eastman is one of the leaders in this market with brands LLumar®, SunTek® and V-KOOL™ serving the needs of car owners around the globe.

The company has announced a series of significant investments in paint protection films, including a Performance Films Patterns and Software Center of Excellence, multiple expansions at its Martinsville manufacturing facility, and Core™ pattern and business operations software.

Eastman is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of high-performance window tint and paint protection film for automotive applications and window film for residential and commercial applications. Performance Films is a part of Eastman’s Advanced Materials business segment.

Source: Eastman
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