Company Profile

About Eastman Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.


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Key Facts:

  • 2021 Sales Revenue of $10.5 billion 
  • Approximately 14,000 employees worldwide 
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Costa
  • NYSE Symbol: EMN
  • More than 50 manufacturing locations and several sales offices around the globe
  • Responsible Care® company
  • Corporate Headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee 
  • Customers in more than 100 countries
  • Awards




Eastman's History
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Our History

Quick History:

  • As a leader in advanced recycling, began construction on one of the world’s largest plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling facilities in Kingsport, Tn., in 2021
  • Founded in 1920 in Kingsport, Tennessee by George Eastman
  • Winner of the 1993 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • Spun-off from Eastman Kodak in 1994 and became a publicly traded company 
  • Named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year
Company Structure:
Eastman is divided into four business segments including:
  • Additives & Functional Products
  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemical Intermediates
  • Fibers
Major End Markets:
  • Transportation
  • Building and Construction
  • Consumables
  • Consumer Durables
  • Industrials and Chemicals Processing
  • Food, Feed and Agriculture
  • Health and Wellness



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