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Eastman plans Tritan expansion at Kingsport

9:58 AM MDT | July 30, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Eastman Chemical says it will increase capacity for Tritan copolyester at Kingsport, TN to support growing sales of the bisphenol A-free  polymer into medical, durable goods, and infant care markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. The company says it will increase capacity from 60,000 m.t./year to 76,000 m.t./year through a series of capital projects. The additional capacity is expected to be completed by mid-2014. Eastman has already doubled its Tritan capacity, having sold out of its original 30,000 m.t./year Kingsport production line within a year of...

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