KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Eastman Chemical Company has appointed Barentz Europe B.V. as its authorized distributor in the Netherlands for coalescents and specialty solvents sold into the coatings and ink markets.

Barentz, a Dutch company founded in 1953, is one of the leading pan-European suppliers of specialty raw materials, with branches in 18 countries and sales in excess of $400 million.