Markets Served

Our unrivaled leading edge performance applications for adhesives give customers a competitive edge in achieving their goals and serving their markets.

Automotive - Eastman Chemical Company makes many products that are useful in producing modified rubber and plastic compounds for automotive applications as well as adhesives used for applications such as carpet and sound-dampening insulation, headliner attachment and application of decorative decals and details.
Building & Construction - Eastman provides a wide range of materials used in building and construction applications such as sealants, adhesives, mastics, roofing membranes, plastic composites, thermoplastic elastomer compounds, concrete modifiers and industrial cleaners.
Graphic Arts - Pamolyn™ tall oil fatty acids are used as ink vehicles in a variety of printing applications.  They find themselves used in rotogravure inks, water-based printing inks, offset printing inks, and newspaper printing inks.
Packaging - Packaging adhesives are used for applications such as case & carton closure, flexible packaging, envelopes, and corrugated converting.  Eastman offers a wide variety of products for packaging adhesives which include hydrocarbon tackifiers, rosin ester tackifiers, and amorphous polyolefins. These products exhibit good tackifying characteristics and broad compatibility with materials commonly used in packaging adhesives.
Personal Care and Cosmetics - Eastman AQ™ linear polyesters serve as film formers in numerous cosmetic and personal care applications and aid the dispersion of hydrophobic ingredients in water-based formulations. They disperse directly in hot water without the assistance of organic co-solvents, surfactants, or amines. Saturated fatty acids and unsaponifiables in Pamolyn™ fatty acids are also outstandingly low which allows them to be used in numerous cosmetic and personal care applications, functioning as an emulsifier or surfactant.
Nonwovens - Hot melt adhesives are used in the hygiene industry almost exclusively for the manufacture of nonwoven products including baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and feminine care personal hygiene products. Eastman offers a range of tackifying resins that are compatible with materials commonly used in these applications.
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