KINGSPORT, Tenn., September 12, 2017 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced completion of an expansion of its dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and alkyl alkanolamine capacity, which includes Diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA), at its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
“This investment reaffirms Eastman’s commitment to our care chemicals customers,” said Sabine Ketsman, Vice President and General Manager of the Additives & Functional Products segment’s Care Chemicals and Animal Nutrition business. “The additional capacity, along with improvements in reliability and quality, will give us the ability to better serve the market and create opportunities to win with our customers.”
DMAPA is used primarily to make surfactants found in personal care products such as shampoos. Alkyl alkanolamines are used in diverse markets such as water treatment, gas treatment, coatings, and metalworking fluids.
Diethylaminoethanol (DEAE/DEEA) is widely used in boiler water treatment to minimize corrosion, Eastman AdvantexTM and Eastman VantexTTM are low odor, multifunctional neutralizing amine additives for architectural coatings, and SynergexTM/SynergexTTM improve metalworking fluid performance.
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives 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 more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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