Breaking News

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.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Pushin’ the Cushion

    Pushin’ the Cushion

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 26, 2016
    AmorePacific, the creator of the cushion compact, continues to improve its unique product.

  • Cozy Makes a Splash

    Cozy Makes a Splash

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||July 25, 2016
    Expands reach in CVS and introduces new collection.

  • Senior Skin Care

    Senior Skin Care

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 19, 2016
    McCord Research and Product Quest Manufacturing roll out new hospital-grade skin care kits for seniors to use at home.

  • Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Industry stakeholders convene in New York City for Organic Monitor’s annual event

  • Perceived Perfection

    Perceived Perfection

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    From primers to pressed powders, facial cosmetics help create the illusion of a flawless complexion.

  • Preserve & Serve

    Preserve & Serve

    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Suppliers with innovative preservatives provide staying power for formulations.