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Eastman's Anderson Presents Paper on Regulatory Requirements for Solvent Reformulation Technology at SYMCO 2005

Published on 2006-01-16. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company's Ranae Anderson delivered the technical paper, Complying with Regulatory Requirements with Solvent Reformulation Technology, during SYMCO 2005 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. The symposium was sponsored by the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology.

Anderson's presentation provided an overview of the United States' consumption of solvents for the coating industry. Anderson highlighted recent regulatory trends impacting solvent selections for the major marketing segments of architectural and industrial maintenance coatings, automotive coatings, wood furniture, aerospace, shipbuilding and repair and aerosol coatings.

Anderson also discussed developing methods for alternative solutions, including emission reduction based on production process modifications and chemical substitution, and as well as coating reformulation based on using computational modeling programs. These methods are designed to help meet the dual challenges of producing solutions that are both cost and performance competitive while complying with regulatory challenges.

In the evolving regulatory climate, Eastman helps formulators develop compliant coating solutions to meet the dual challenges of performance and regulatory requirements in a variety of applications. Eastman's extensive line of performance solvents offers a full range of solvent activity to dissolve a variety of resins. Providing technical expertise in combination with the Solvent Reformulation program, Eastman helps formulators achieve almost any desired combination of performance properties. Eastman's solvent portfolio includes non-HAP, low-MIR, low-LVP/VOC and VOC-exempt products to meet varying environmental legislations.

Whether developing next generation finishes to meet the rigorous performance requirements for the OEM, special purpose or architectural coating sector, Eastman's diverse portfolio of specialty and traditional solvents, including ketones, esters, alcohols, glycol ethers and glycol ether esters, in combination with industry expertise can help formulators reduce development time by improving efficiency to stay competitive in today's marketplace.

About Ranae Anderson

Anderson is a principal technical service representative for Eastman Chemical Company's coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks business, with nearly 10 years of experience working in formulating, material analysis and quality control in the chemicals industry. In her current position, she is responsible for providing technical service, information and education to customers of Eastman’s solvent products business. Anderson holds a Master of Science degree in colloid, polymer and surface sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn.

About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) manufactures and markets chemicals, fibers and plastics worldwide. It provides key differentiated coatings, adhesives and specialty plastics products; is the world’s largest producer of PET polymers for packaging; and is a major supplier of cellulose acetate fibers. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., Eastman is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2004 sales of $6.6 billion and approximately 12,000 employees.

Source: Eastman Chemical Company


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