Eastman Chemical Co.

200 S Wilcox Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37662 US


As Seen In Plastics Technology

Eastman Introduces Tritan Renew with Up to 50% Recycled Content
Courtland Jenkins, Commercial Director, Eastman Specialty Plastics, talks about the significance of launching Tritan with the high recycled content. 

For Medical-Parts Molder, Better Chemical Resistance Just ‘Drops In’
Switch from PC/ABS to Eastman’s Tritan MXF copolyester helps PIM meet need for greater resistance to a wider range of disinfectants with no processing tradeoffs.

Eastman Collaborates with Rotuba to Make Face Shields for Coronavirus Pandemic Frontliners
Eastman’s high-molecular-weight cellulose acetate CA-398-30 boasts excellent physical and optical properties for molded items such as the Rotuba face shields in the fight against COVID-19.

Eastman, Rotuba Collaborate on Face Shields for Coronavirus Pandemic
Compounder and profile extruder transitions its business operations from making pens to manufacturing face shields by utilizing an existing material.

Eastman Discusses Reusable Sport Bottles Consumer Study; Sustainability Aspects
Brad Moncla, marketing segment manager for durables at Eastman, talks about the reusability of its Tritan products, sustainability, and a focus on the company’s COVID-19 response.

Eastman Donates Material For Coronavirus Face Shields to Protect Medical Workers
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is coordinating the effort to make 10,000 face shields in two weeks using 3D printers located at universities throughout the state.

Eastman to Produce Acetate Flake Made from Biobased and Recycled Content
Eastman’s Acetate Renew is a cellulose diacetate composed of 60% biobased and 40% certified recycled content. 

Eastman Talks Increasing Demand for Recycled Materials
Holli Alexander, Eastman’s strategic initiative manager of global sustainability, discusses the company’s recycling initiatives.

Wide Spectrum of Enhanced Medical-Grade Resins & Compounds Spotlighted at MD&M West 2020
Targeted at an impressive array of applications, the range of new medical-grade materials include modified PC copolymers, PEBA and TPUs, specialty copolyesters, a gamut of engineered compounds, and an advanced LSR. 

Custom Molder’s Strategic Edge: Top-Class Metrology Services
Molding good parts is not enough. Better and faster metrology services for tool qualification and process validation make the difference for Octex Group.

Materials: Flame-Resistant Specialty Copolyesters for Electronic Medical Devices
Eastman’s newly expanded portfolio of Tritan MXF copolyesters includes flame-retardant grades for housing and hardware of electronic devices.

PET fiber

Eastman to Use Reclaimed Polyester Carpet as Feedstock for Chemical Recycling
The reclaimed polyester carpet will be collected and processed by Circular Polymers, transported by railcar, and then upcycled by Eastman to produce new materials with certified recycled content.

Materials: Recycle Content Copolyesters for Cosmetic Cases
Eastman’s new copolyesters demonstrate circular economy credentials to the cosmetics sector.

Eastman Launches Chemical Recycling Innovation for Complex Plastic Waste
Eastman’s ‘carbon renewal technology’ can recycle difficult to recycle plastic waste such as flexible packaging and films.

Eastman Launches Chemical Recycling Innovation for Complex Mixed Plastic Waste
Eastman’s ‘carbon renewal technology’ can recycle mixed plastic waste such as flexible packaging and films.

Eastman Chemical methanolysis

Eastman to Launch Advanced Circular Recycling Technology
Through the methanolysis process, polyester-based waste products are broken down to their building blocks which can be reintroduced for new polyester-based polymer production.

Eastman to Launch Advanced Circular Recycling Technology
Through Eastman’s methanolysis process, polyester-based waste products are broken down to their monomers which can then be used to for new polyester production.

Meredith-Springfield president and CEO Mel O’Leary holds a large EPET jar molded on a Bekum extrusion blow molding machine

‘We Don’t Shy Away from a Challenge’
Meredith-Springfield thrives on technically difficult blow molding jobs that others avoid. Its latest pioneering effort is pushing the limits in the new field of EPET.

Valeria Orozco Nestlé

Recycling a Key Focus at The Packaging Conference
Packaging trends, innovation and initiatives were discussed—all with an emphasis on sustainability.  

Industry Collaborations and Next-Generation Materials Highlighted by Eastman at MD&M West
Eastman’s collaboration with Clemson University includes leading manufacturer of disposable medical devices and innovative medical thermoformer.

The better recycling profile prompted conversions from PETG? to EPET?in products such as Simply Orange.

Why Blow Molders Are Switching to EPET
High clarity, easy incorporation of handles, and recycling resin code No. 1 are the principal drivers for converting to EPET resins for extrusion blow molding.

Product Categories of Eastman Chemical Co.

Adhesion Promoters (for Inks, Coatings)
Adhesives for Plastics
Antioxidant Concentrates
Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Cellulose Acetate
Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
Cellulose Acetate Propionate
Color Concentrates, Solid
Impact Modifiers
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCT Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCTA Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PCTG Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PETG Type
Polyester Promoters, Accelerators
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
Release Agents--External (Spray or Wipe-on)
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyester Type
UV Stabilizers

Trade Names

The Glass Polymer