May 3, 2010 - Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a leading global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate. This acquisition includes Genovique’s manufacturing operations in Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, Chestertown, Md., USA, and a joint venture in Wuhan, China.
Chestertown, MD, United States
The Estonia facility was originally built in the 1940s. With the addition of the Benzoic acid unit in 1986 and the Ester unit which was added in 2002, the plant now occupies approximately 66 acres. This ISO 9002 certified state-of-the-art facility manufacturers Genovique™ Benzoic Acid, Benzoflex® Benzoate Ester Plasticizers and Probenz® Sodium Benzoate in powder and granular forms.