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Eastman Introduces Solus™ 2300 Performance Additive

Published on 2009-11-24. Author : SpecialChem

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Eastman Chemical Company introduces its Eastman Solus™ 2300 performance additive for high-solids, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)-compliant coatings.

Ideally suited for applications such as automotive and OEM solvent borne basecoats, Solus™ 2300 has been specifically engineered to help achieve higher solids and lower VOCs while improving performance and aesthetics. Additionally, Solus™ 2300 helps boost productivity through enabling higher solids levels and reducing dry-to-touch time.

"Eastman's investments in skilled chemists and state-of-the-art applications capability continue to deliver practical and tangible results for our customers," says Erin Bernhardt, Eastman's business manager for performance additives. "Assessing market needs and innovating more sustainable solutions are part of Eastman's DNA."

In addition to lowering VOC levels and boosting productivity, Eastman Solus™ 2300 is derived from natural and renewable cellulose materials.

The proprietary technology behind the Eastman Solus™ family of performance additives leverages Eastman's skills to meet diverse customer needs. These needs are based on region, end-use applications, and environmental conditions within the manufacturing facility, refinish shop, or for field-applied coatings.

The performance additive family's first commercialized product, Solus™ 2100, was introduced in 2007 and quickly gained market success.

"Eastman is hard at work developing additional Solus™ performance additives for both waterborne and solvent borne systems that will meet the evolving regulatory and performance needs of our customers," says Bernhardt. "We hope to expand the family to include the first Solus™ performance additive for waterborne coatings sometime next year."

Eastman Solus™ 2300 is now available commercially in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

About Eastman:

Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 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. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, Eastman had 2008 sales of $6.7 billion.

Source: Eastman

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