Eastman Expands Production of Resins
June 9, 2009
KINGSPORT, TN - Eastman Chemical Co. has successfully completed the first of several upgrades of its hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin facility in Middelburg, the Netherlands. By the end of 2009, these combined upgrades will increase current capacity by more than 30 percent and in total by 65 percent since 2006.
The Middelburg tackifier resin plant is one of the largest in the world, producing a range of rosin and hydrocarbon resins and dispersions. Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins have been produced since 1985 and are used extensively in a wide variety of hot-melt adhesives, polymer compounds and plastic modifications.