Chemical intermediates for raw materials
Eastman manufactures a variety of acids, aldehydes, and anhydrides for use in the production of cosmetics or fragrance ingredients. Many of these raw materials are available in reagent, food, feed, kosher, and USP grades. Acetic acid is offered in several dilution strengths. Aldehydes are fundamental in the production of solvents, glycol ethers, butyrate esters, plasticizers, acrylates, and many other chemicals and plastics. Ultimately, some of these ingredients become part of cosmetics and perfumes.