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Eastman Chief Technology Officer featured in Discover magazine


KINGSPORT, Tenn., August 13, 2012 -- Greg Nelson, chief technology officer for Eastman Chemical Company, is featured in the September 2012 issue of Discover Magazine.

Nelson participated in a February 2012 panel discussion sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Discover Magazine that brought together experts in materials science from companies like DuPont, Dow, Styron, ExxonMobil and Arkema. Highlights of the conversation are included as part of an article titled, “Building a better world (one atom at a time).”

“Advanced materials are a real point of pride for the chemical industry,” said Neil Gussman, strategic communications and media relations manager for the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

“Eastman seemed to be the perfect example of the fascinating twists and turns an advanced materials story can take,” Gussman said.

The September issue of Discover Magazine is available on newsstands and e-readers now.

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About Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry's impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, we strive to

  • Inspire a passion for chemistry;
  • Highlight chemistry's role in meeting current social challenges; and
  • Preserve the story of chemistry and its technologies and industries across centuries.

CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.

About Eastman
Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability. Serving customers in approximately 100 countries, Eastman had 2011 pro forma revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.3 billion. The company is based in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and, with the completion of the Solutia acquisition, now employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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