Eastman Awarded Chinese Certificate for Green Products
Eastman recently started operating a plant to produce Texanol ester alcohol and TXIB plasticizer in Zibo, Shandong Province, China, in a joint venture of Eastman Chemical Ltd. and Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Co. Eastman said the facility's capacity is adequate to meet the total demand of current customers for Texanol and TXIB in China.
Damon Warmack, Asia Pacific Region president for the company's Eastman Division, said the company anticipates strong growth rates for Texanol and TXIB in the region. Texanol ester alcohol, a coalescing aid, is used in architectural coatings worldwide and is produced by Eastman's coatings, adhesives, special polymers and inks segment. TXIB plasticizer is used in vinyl, urethane and other polymers for the production of a variety of consumer goods.