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Eastman announces completion of new manufacturing facility

Staff report • Nov 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Eastman Chemical Co. announced Wednesday the completion of a new isobutyric acid manufacturing facility at its Kingsport site and said production should begin within the next few weeks.

Eastman, headquartered in Kingsport, reported its isobutyric acid can be found in a number of applications in various markets, including agriculture intermediates; food flavors and fragrance; and protective coatings.

The new facility, when added to the company’s Longview, Texas, isobutyric acid manufacturing facility, doubles Eastman’s production capacity.

“This additional production facility establishes Eastman as the premier supplier of isobutyric acid to the global market,” said Brian Sanders, Chemical Intermediates segment Acetyls & Amines Product Stream director. “The investment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing reliable isobutyric acid supply to customers globally and to meet market demand for the product.”


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