KINGSPORT, Tennessee

Eastman has selected Meade-King Robinson & Co. Ltd. (MKR) as the exclusive distributor of Synergex™ multifunctional amine additives in several countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Synergex boosts performance and extends the life of metalworking fluids.

MKR will handle sales for the U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and other countries in Western and Eastern Europe, including the Nordic region.

“After an extensive evaluation process, we’re very content with our selection of MKR,” said Rene Leppers, Eastman sales manager for care chemicals. “Synergex has a lot of potential in Europe, and we look forward to working with MKR to grow our business.”

MKR is a privately owned distribution company based in Liverpool, England. For more than 140 years, it has specialized in chemicals and oils.

“We are absolutely delighted to be selected as Eastman’s distribution partner for their specialty amine additives across the U.K. and Europe,” said Dave Smith, MKR sales manager. “Focusing on the metalworking fluid market, we bring a unique combination of formulation, application and component knowledge. This enables us to engage with current and potential customers, communicating the benefits of Synergex and how it meets formulation challenges.”

Eastman works with another amine additives distributor in Central Europe. GB Chemie GmbH handles distribution of Synergex in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

“We’ve been very happy with GB Chemie in the Central European region and wanted to find an additional distributor to help reach the remainder of Europe,” Leppers said. “MKR will help us tap into new markets with its broad reach.”

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 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenue of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.

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