Company profile

We transform the way things are made and done by listening and collaborating. Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Our 14,000 employees in more than 100 countries listen to the needs of society and our partners to develop groundbreaking technologies, leading business models and sustainable materials that help make the world a better place. 

Eastman chemist doing chemical testing in laboratory

Key facts

  • Approximately 14,000 employees worldwide 
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Mark Costa 
  • NYSE symbol: EMN 
  • Corporate headquarters: PO Box 431, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA 
  • Awards: Wall Street Journal World’s Most Sustainably Managed Companies, Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, Fast Company World-Changing Ideas Award, Environment + Energy Leader Top Project of the Year Award, and more

Get to know us

Eastman works every day to improve the quality of life for consumers around the globe.

Eastman chemical manufacturing site

Eastman history

  • Began building one of the world's largest plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling facilities in Kingsport in 2021
  • Founded in 1920 by George Eastman
  • Winner of the 1993 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award
  • Spun off from Eastman Kodak in 1994 to become a publicly traded company
  • Named 2013 Responsible Care Company of the Year
The Old Hand statue honoring eastman team members
Eastman material technology in the eyewear segment

Business segments

Eastman is divided into four business segments

  • Additives & Functional Products
  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemical Intermediates
  • Fibers


  • Transportation
  • Building and construction
  • Consumables
  • Consumer durables
  • Industrials and chemicals processing
  • Food, feed and agriculture
  • Health and wellness
Eastman polymers solutions in the medical industry
Eastman sustainable solutions in the fabrics and garments

Major brands

  • Saflex® PVB
  • Eastman Tritan™ copolyester
  • LLumar® window films 
  • Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fiber
  • Eastman Tetrashield protective resin systems
  • Therminol® heat transfer fluids