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Eastman Opens Large-scale Architectural Coatings' Application Facility in Northwest of England

Published on 2013-05-30. Author : SpecialChem

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK -- Eastman Company UK Limited opened a dedicated large-scale application facility at its European Technical Centre, located in Liverpool in the northwest of England. (The Centre provides technical services, application development, and research and development for a number of business units.)

According to Brendan Boyd, Eastman Technical Director for Additives and Functional Products, "Studying architectural coatings under large-scale real-life conditions expands our understanding of application performance of Eastman products used in architectural paints. It also enables Eastman to generate new technologies that meet the latest customer demands."

Limited laboratory tests are not always indicative of large-scale applications. This large-scale testing facility enables Eastman to further understand the application performance of its growing range of coalescent, Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol and Eastman Optifilm™ enhancer 300. It also helps Eastman customers understand the application properties of the company's latest additive, Eastman Optifilm™ OT1200, a low-VOC product that replaces volatile glycols for improved workability and longer open time over a range of application conditions. These products are included in Eastman's Additives and Functional Products business segment.

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, Tenn., and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world.

Source: Eastman Chemical Company

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