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Eastman Chemical Launches IntegRex

November 22, 2005

Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company announced the introduction of IntegRex. IntegRex technology involves manufacturing process integration from paraxylene (PX) to PET.
Eastman plans to build a 350,000 metric ton integrated PET manufacturing facility using the new technology at its existing site in Columbia, SC. Eastman’s existing purified terephthalic acid facilities will be retrofitted using additional elements of IntegRex to supply intermediates for the expansion, executives said.
“We have made a technology investment that completely redefines the PX to PET manufacturing process, allowing us to meet future market demand with the most advanced technology,” said Allan Rothwell, Eastman executive vice president and Voridian division president. “The competitive advantage this technology provides our PET business will enable us to strengthen our leadership position in polyesters for the packaging industry and is a key element in our integrated polyester strategy.”
The new facility and supporting infrastructure are expected to involve an investment of more than $100 million. Eastman executives said the facility should be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2006.
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