Eastman Chemical Co. has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, a leading online distributor of fine and specialty chemicals. As of July 1, 2011, Eastman has begun a phased migration of Eastman AQ™ and Eastek™ water-dispersible sulfopolyester products to ChemPoint in North America with an expected completion date sometime in October of this year.

KINGSPORT, TN – Eastman Chemical Co. has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, a leading online distributor of fine and specialty chemicals. As of July 1, 2011, Eastman has begun a phased migration of Eastman AQ™ and Eastek™ water-dispersible sulfopolyester products to ChemPoint in North America with an expected completion date sometime in October of this year. ChemPoint will actively market and offer sales and customer service for these products to customers in the United States and Canada.

“We are excited to enhance our offering by expanding our relationship with ChemPoint to carry our Eastman AQ and Eastek products,” said Erin Bernhardt, Business Manager of Cellulose Esters and Polyesters for Eastman. “ChemPoint is uniquely suited to provide excellent customer service to formulators and end-use customers.”

Water-dispersible sulfopolyesters are multifunctional film-forming polymers that deliver value in formulated adhesives, coatings, graphic arts, textiles and personal care. Upon migration of the product line, ChemPoint will manage the order and fulfillment process for Eastman’s water-dispersible sulfopolyesters in North America.

Effective July 1, 2011, ChemPoint began to proactively contact customers to make them aware of the product portfolio and services provided by Eastman. To purchase material, customers can contact ChemPoint via telephone at 800/485.9569, fax at 425/378.8675, e-mail at orders@chempoint.com or online through www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800/485.9569 or by e-mailing sales@chempoint.com.