Approximately 50 people are employed at Eastman's Uruapan manufacturing site in Mexico. The entire facility covers approximately 2.5 acres.
The plant started operations in 1937, processing gum dip and producing gum rosin and turpentine. In 1981, a new operation opened in the plant to produce gum rosin derivatives. Eastman acquired the Uruapan site in May 2001, when the company purchased a portion of the resins business from Hercules. With the recent installation of a Pastillator belt, customers are assured of optimum product quality.
Eastman's Uruapan plant produces 34 different resin products which are used in adhesives, chewing gum, coatings and inks. The site exports about 14 percent of its total sales.
Employees at the site are focused on safely manufacturing products and are proud of their excellent safety records.