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New Eastman solvent set to change the chemistry of clean

10:46 AM MDT | June 3, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Eastman Chemical says it has developed a new high-performance, readily biodegradable solvent for light- and heavy-duty cleaners that is effective at neutral pH and meets EPA requirements for low vapor pressure volatile organic compound (VOC) exemption in consumer products. The new molecule—an alcohol ester tradenamed Omnia—is the result of “many years of science and chemistry,” leveraging both Eastman’s expertise in ester chemistries and market insights from customers, potential customers, and NGOs, Carol Perkins Industry...

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