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Eastman to Expand Resin

January 10, 2006

Eastman To Expand Resin
Production in the Netherlands, China
l THE NETHERLANDS: Eastman Chemical Co. has announced a 25% expansion of its hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin facility in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The planned completion date for the expansion is September 2006.
Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins have been produced since 1985 and are used in a variety of hot melt adhesives, polymer compounds and plastic modifications.
Eastman also announced a capacity expansion of 30% for Eastotac and Regalite hydrocarbon resins in China at its Nanjing Yangzi Eastman Chemical Ltd. joint venture with Yangzi Petrochemical Industrial Corporation.
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