KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 7, 2019 — Eastman is proud to announce that its Care Chemicals team received the 2019 ICIS Surfactants Award for Technology Innovation. The award was presented to Marcie Natale, Market Development Manager, and Neil Boaz, Technology Fellow, on May 16 as part of the ICIS World Surfactants Conference in New Jersey.
The 3rd Annual Surfactants Awards are designed to honor excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements within the industry. The Technology Innovation award is given in recognition of the development of a new technology or technological solution. The team received the award for the development of Eastman GEM™ amphoteric surfactant.
“Neil and I are incredibly proud to be part of this technology development team in Care Chemicals,” Natale said. “Our customers have an appetite for innovation, and they rely on innovative material companies like Eastman for practical solutions. This award reflects our long-term commitment to fulfill our purpose to enhance the quality of life in a material way.”
Eastman’s latest GEM™ technology is a novel amphoteric surfactant with properties similar to traditional amphoteric surfactants. Applications include both personal and home care.
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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit
Kathryn Perrin | Eastman