TROY, MI - Research conducted by Eastman Chemical Co. indicates that blends of chlorinated polyolefins with non-chlorinated adhesion promoters may result in enhanced gasoline resistance while maintaining other key coatings properties such as adhesion and peel strength.

A presentation based on the research was awarded the "Best Paper" prize at the 6th International Coatings for Plastics Symposium in Troy, MI, sponsored and organized by PCI magazine.

The paper, "Adhesion and Gasoline Resistance Performance Properties of Chlorinated and Non-Chlorinated Polyolefin Adhesion Promoters and Blends for TPO," was written by the Eastman team of Advanced Technical Representative Kevin Williams, Senior Research Associate Louis Germinario and Principal Research Chemist Robert Eagan. The paper was presented at the conference by Williams.

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