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Eastman to Expand Non-Phthalate Plasticizer Capacity at Kingsport

9:33 AM MDT | October 3, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Eastman Chemical says it will increase non-phthalate plasticizer capacity at its Kingsport, TN facility by 6,000 m.t./year. The additional capacity is scheduled to be on line before the end of 2011. The plasticizer is sold under the trade name Eastman 168.    Capacity is being expanded as market and regulatory pressures are driving manufacturers of toys, childcare articles, medical devices and other PVC plastic products to switch to non-phthalate plasticizers, the company says. “We are investing significant capital to ensure that we can...

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