Eastman considers expansion of European production for Saflex polyvinyl butyral  products in response to growing global demand; feasibility study aims upgrade asset capabilities, supporting automotive and architectural sectors

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October 2, 2023 (press release) –

KINGSPORT, Tennessee

Eastman (NYSE: EMN) is committed to supporting the growing global demand for specialty interlayers products, strengthening our regional service capabilities, and investing in asset capabilities to serve glass laminators’ needs for high performance products. In order to respond to regional and global demand for Saflex™ polyvinyl butyral (PVB) products, Eastman announces the feasibility study to upgrade and expand extrusion capability for production of interlayers in Europe.

“We are excited about exploring how to strengthen our Eastman asset footprint to drive continued high quality, reliability, and services to our Automotive and Architectural customers,” said Sabine Ketsman, division president of Films with Eastman. “Furthermore, we want to leverage Eastman’s innovation strengths to support our partners in enabling their growth plans and driving sustainable solutions, responding to rapidly evolving trends in Automotive and Building & Construction."

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.

Saflex™, Vanceva™ and all other trademarks listed are trademarks of Eastman and/or its affiliates.

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