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Eastman Forms Cellulose Diacetate JV in China

10:23 AM MDT | November 4, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA). Production will take place at Mazzucchelli's facility at Shenzhen, China. Terms of the joint venture were not disclosed.   “Eastman believes that the demand for cellulosic materials will continue to grow,” says Mark Costa, Eastman’s executive v.p./specialty polymers, coatings and adhesives. “This growth is not only fueled by highly innovative...

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